Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

0.88 1.65
NASDAQ : Consumer Services
Prev Close 53.22
Open 53.14
Day Low/High 52.17 / 53.14
52 Wk Low/High 38.29 / 60.56
Volume 519.43K
Avg Volume 1.01M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 31.79M
Market Cap 1.68B
EPS 0.10
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield 0.90 (1.71%)

Latest News

No More Pizza

Papa John's shares have traded ($43.32), like a knife through butter, below my buy level of $47 in recent days but I have not reestablished the investment position (which has been tasty in the past): * The shares are still a lofty 16x EBITDA - 2.5 p...

Restaurant Traffic and Sales Trends - Call It Sad (Call it Funny!)

"What's happening all over? I'll tell you what's happening all over. Guys sitting home by a television set who used to be something of a rover. That's what's happening all over." - Nicely Nicely - Guys and Dolls My pal Roger Lipton, the legendary re...

New Buy (and Short) Levels

* I don't want there to be any ambiguity about the size of my positions or about my buy and short levels as I strive for as much transparency as possible "When the time comes to buy, you won't want to." - Walter Deemer I promised to update my "Level...

Don't Nibble on Papa John's Despite Earnings Surprise

Don't Nibble on Papa John's Despite Earnings Surprise

PZZA stock is way overpriced compared to actual earnings.

3 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

3 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

Keep a close eye on these earnings reports due out Tuesday and Wednesday.

Revived Papa John's Still Offers Chance to Make Some Dough

Revived Papa John's Still Offers Chance to Make Some Dough

Though the pizza giant's stock already has risen as the company puts its troubles behind it, a key chart indicates it could rally even more.

Papa John's Upgraded to Hold at Stifel

PZZA Is Still Hot

Papa John's has had a big run -- though I recently sold out of my position on the gap higher on the Starboard news several weeks ago. The shares were placed on my Best Ideas List last August at $38.94. The shares are currently trading over $49/share...

Buy Levels

Here are some of my individual buy levels of stocks that I want to add to or reestablish on weakness: * $157.50 * $1625 * $1150 * $42 * $55 * $46 * $46.50 * $182.50 * $31 * $40 * $23 * $65 * $16.75 * $35 * $27.75 * $60 * $95 * $48 * $87.50 Note: Lon...


Someone is hungry for Papa John's International today.

Mixed Market Messages

*Raising net short exposure Some late morning observations: * With Google and Amazon market beasts -- now both medium sized -- I feel "comfortable" adding to my short hedges. * Added to my Micron , Caterpillar and Coca-Cola shorts. * So weird that t...

Best Buy Stock Is a Better Bet Than Papa John's

Best Buy Stock Is a Better Bet Than Papa John's

Best Buy offers investors some good reasons to be bullish. Not so much right now with Papa John's as it tries to get out from under the shadow of its controversial founder.

From the Street of Dreams

Papa John's  was downgraded from "Hold" to "Sell" at Stifel this morning.

Papa John's Downgraded to Sell at Stifel

4 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

4 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

Walmart, Boston Beer, Domino's Pizza and Zillow all report earnings this coming week.

More Pizza Please?

My summer golfing pal and arguably the greatest sell-side restaurant analyst in history wrote a Papa John's update that he has given me permission to post: STARBOARD INVESTS $200-250M, INTO PAPA JOHN'S - IS PZZA A BUY OR SELL ? February 5, 2019artic...

Selling Papa John's

* Calling an audible after the stock rises by +$4.85/share this morning I just sold my at $43.30. I plan to repurchase the position under $41 if it falls back after the euphoria surrounding the Starboard investment dies down. Remember, the company s...

The Pizza Will Taste Good This Morning

* PZZA is indicated +$4/share in early premarket trading Late last week, we added to Papa John's International  . The Wall Street Journal has reported, and the company has confirmed, that Starboard has invested $200 million in PZZA and that Jeffrey ...

Today's Trades

Covered and then reshorted Added to my , and shorts (moved to medium-sized from neutral) Bought some SPY puts (maturing at the close) Bought small Sold some (after the run from the low $40s -moved from medium to small) I was a bit over my skiis long...

Papa John's Business Is Slowly Improving

There has been a number of inquiries about over the last few days - as the chart seems to have some appeal. Fundamentally, the business is improving. If I had to hazard a guess I would say about -5% comps in the fourth quarter, which would be a mate...

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My three favorite tech stocks for the near and intermediate term remain , and (my Trade of the Week). My two favorite industrial stocks are and . My favorite financial stock is . My favorite ETF is . My favorite takeover speculations are SQ, TWTR an...


Buying now.

Lining Up for a Slice of Pizza... Again!

I will be back buying Papa John's today. I originally purchased PZZA and placed the shares on my Best Ideas List at about $38 in mid-August of this year and sold most of the shares above $50 a share. PZZA shares have slipped by more than $10 a share...

My PZZA Position

I am bidding to buy back my position - though I live under the market for now. More early tomorrow morning on my investment rationale.

My 7 Latest Bids

I just entered the following bids: * at $15.60 * at $57.25 * at $43.75 * at $138 * at $53.65 * at $47 * at $50.90

No More Pizza!

For a while I looked stupid selling my Papa John's at around $51-$52 a few months ago. But not so much today after Trian passed on making an investment and the other interested parties were interested in only parts of the company. The shares, which ...

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

"We're all hurt someplace and we're all looking for a painkiller." -- Katherine, Looking For Mr. Goodbar As I have previously remarked there is an old trading adage that long trading opportunities often occur in stocks that are green in a sea of red...

Papa John's Has a Small Miss

"Just one more thing." - Lt Columbo   Papa John's had a slight miss as the turnaround in North America sales begins to slowly recover.   The shares (currently trading at $53) will likely get hit tomorrow but the decline will be muted by private equi...