Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA)

80.86
0.17 0.21
NASDAQ
Prev Close 81.03
Open 81.29
Day Low/High 80.06 / 82.23
52 Wk Low/High 28.55 / 102.25
Volume 283.16K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 32.95B
Market Cap 2.65B
P/E Ratio 99.35
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Latest News

Cutting Off Some Slices of PZZA

* I do love pizza * But the dual concerns of pulling forward sales and some evidence of disappointing sales, relative to high expectations, has reduced my upside price target for Papa John's .  In keeping with my paring down of some long term invest...

Some Afternoon Observations  

* My continued mantra is less pontificating and more trading/investing * Considering a short in SPY and QQQ on further strength   * Breadth disappointing (negative - 1475 advancers, 1565 decliners on the NYSE) relative to +25 S&P and +210 Nasdaq * I...

PZZA Tastes Great This Morning!

Papa John's share price and chart a week ago looked like death - trading at under $73/share. I received a lot of questions in our Comments Section.  As posted, I have been steadily adding to the shares which are now +$3 to nearly $83/share. I wouldn...

Some (3:15 pm) Takeaways

* Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq). Again and for the second day in a row. * Breadth was 2-1 positive. * Bonds continue to get smoked - higher in yield, lower in price. ( - $1.25/share). * Crude +$1.22/barrel. * Gold +$21.70. * FAANG plus M(SFT) weak, agai...

Programming Note

Coming up this morning I will have a summary analysis of the recently reported quarterly results of TreeHouse Foods , General Motors , and Papa John's .  They are all good.  

Improving Breadth and an Impressive Follow-Through of Market Strength

* The Nasdaq rose by 300 handles and the S&P advanced by 67 handles * The market was easy to dance to and had a good beat- I give this trading day a "95" "My name is Dougie Kass and I am 19. I am from Rockville Centre, Long Island, and I rate this t...

Homework Tonight

Tonite's homework - as I watch the election results hopefully progress - will be to analyze the EPS releases and conference calls of General Motors , Papa John's , and some others!.  

PZZA Beat

Papa John's beats on every metric. Shares should respond well. More later.  

Strength in Papa John's

Papa John's had made a nice move from the $76/share level earlier in the week.  Not sure why it is so strong today.  

More PZZA

Added to Papa John's at $77.65 just now.  

Some Individual Stock Observations

Walmart is a beautiful thing to watch (up by another +$3 today) And so is our Trade of the Week, Amazon (+$43/share today). Twitter and Alphabet ain't half bad, either! (+$3), a recent buy, recovering from yesterday's weakness. is jiggy. (The Smarte...

My Recent List of Buys

In response to some email questions... very recent buys include , , , , , , , (upgraded), , , (I wrote several columns on the company yesterday), etc. __________  Long SJM (large), THS (large), GS (large), MS (large), GLD (large), WMT, GM (large), K...

Medium-Sized PZZA

Purchases over the last few days (on weakness) raised my long from small to medium-sized. Papa John's was added to my Best Ideas List in August, 2018 at $38.94. PZZA is now trading at approximately $86.

Adding Value

After having sold my s, I am adding to what i view as "value stocks." I am bidding for Papa John's  , General Motors  , Walmart   , Morgan Stanley  , Goldman Sachs  .... and more bank stocks.

2 Bids

Bidding for and .  

A Heightened Regime of Volatility Appears Upon Us

* Fasten your seatbelts as today is another day, Scarlett! Thursday's session was wild and volatile.  Last evening was equally volatile - with S&P futures up as much as 20 handles and were down by -23 handles (at 7:05 am).  The S&P is at approximate...

Stay Cool -- and Prep for Investment Opportunities

* This is not your father's market -- as old rules don't apply   If your trading and investment decisions are based solely on price action (and charts) you should stop reading this column!   Since two Wednesdays ago, I have been looking for a series...

Today's Trades

I was active today:  * Covered the balance of my and shorts. * Sold my and puts. * Initiated a long. * Reestablished longs in , and . All have been on my Best Ideas List for years. * Moved to large (Trade of the Week).  * Added further to banks.  * ...

What I'm Buying

I have done some buying in the last hour.  This includes, but is not restricted to, Papa John's , Morgan Stanley , and Goldman Sachs , which have all come back down to my buy levels.   I have also initiated an investment in Walmart .   I am now slig...

New Buy (and Short) Levels

* My revised 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 "When the ...

Jim Cramer: If These Retailers Get Hit, Then Buy Them

Jim Cramer: If These Retailers Get Hit, Then Buy Them

This week we'll hear from WMT, HD, LOW and TGT, and here's why these big fish retailers will gobble up the small ones during this pandemic.

Papa John's Shares Could Deliver More Dough Ahead

Papa John's Shares Could Deliver More Dough Ahead

The pizza chain's charts indicate there is still upside potential in its stock.

The Ups and Downs of Chuck E. Cheese and the Restaurant Sector

The Ups and Downs of Chuck E. Cheese and the Restaurant Sector

As a whole, publicly traded restaurant names are doing better than I would have expected year-to-date.

Kass: 1968 Redux?

Kass: 1968 Redux?

Nineteen Sixty-Eight was often considered to be one of the most turbulent and traumatic years of the 20th century in the U.S.

2020 Is Looking a Lot Like 1968, Without the Good Music

We are now in one of those times, like 52 years ago in 1968, that we and our children will always remember. Many of us have spent the weekend watching America burning in despair. As I write this missive, an extended portion of I-95 (in Palm Beach) h...

My Tactical Approach and Current Positioning

* I have liquidated a lot of my long positions and have been averaging into Index shorts lately * I worship at the altar of fundamentals and not of price momentum * Monday I will present a more lengthy analysis of my concerns over the balance of 202...