Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA)

76.60
NASDAQ
Prev Close 76.42
Day Low/High 75.01 / 79.25
52 Wk Low/High 28.55 / 102.25
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 32.81B
Market Cap 2.51B
P/E Ratio 201.10
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Today's Action

We are a tad off the day's high, good market breadth. Nice move in which I put on my Best Ideas List yesterday.  +7% and up a beaner. Energy stocks strong with leading with a +8% gain. and +.  up another +$3 to $72.50! By contrast, financials are we...

Some Stocks That Are Green in a Sea of Red

* May be viewed as possible trading rentals I often defer to the old trading adage that stocks that are green in a sea of red can be considered as trades on a turn in the markets. Today's candidates on my screen that are trading higher include , , a...

You Could Try Sears!

You Could Try Sears!    * That's So Fetch! Another slice of ? Papa John's (+$3.40 or +6%) joins Amazon in the popular crowd. "Get In Loser, We Are Going Shopping!"

Playing Some Long Themes: Pizza and Delivery

About a month and a half ago, I pointed out to several likely investment themes that could play out following Covid-19's impact on worldwide-buying patterns. These included accelerated use of Amazon and other online buying services, as well as the l...

Here Are Some Trading Ideas (If You Are More Bullish Than I Am!)

Again, for trades I often look for stocks that are green in a sea of red. Here are some examples of green stocks on my screen today: , , , , and . I have recently added to FDX, GLD (trading over $161) and PZZA (trading over $61!).

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 t...

Love My Pizza

* With anchovies, sausage and meatballs Papa John's making a nice move today. Been buying over the last two weeks.

Questions Answered

To respond to some questions from subscribers, I have no current plans to sell recent purchases of and (+18% since purchased about a week ago). These are investments and not trades. I feel the same way about , and . Again, remember I am planning on ...

From the Street of Dreams

Several moves in stocks I am involved with: * MKM upgrades with a $64/share price target. (The shares are +$2 or +4%)  * Goldman place on its Best Ideas List with a $61/share price target. (The share are down by-1%). * Keefe upgraded with a $120/sha...

Why Papa John's Shares Are Appetizing

* Another slice of pizza, please Papa John's has been on my Best Ideas List since August, 2018 (placed on at $38.94). I have traded it well on several occasions and I recently have built back up a large investment position. The shares traded as low ...

Less Pontification, More Bottom-Up Ideas

* Will be forthcoming... At all times, but particularly during a crisis, circulating bottom-up investment ideas is of paramount importance. Don't get me wrong, a market view is very important - and so is the analytical discussion surrounding that ma...

I See a Smorgasbord of Possible 'Generational' Opportunities: Constructing an Investment Portfolio for the Next 1-3 Years

* Before you read this opening missive be sure you understand your risk appetite and profile as well as your time frame * I see a possible "generational" investment opportunity developing and I am now even more aggressively buying for the intermedia...

Second Level Thinking?

As I tweeted, it might be a good time for some second level thinking: The rising number of reported new cases in countries that are just ramping up their testing is good news for our country and markets because it means that widespread testing is fi...

PZZA Time

I have been buying beaten down over the last 10 days. The shares are +$12.66 today (a gain of almost 37%). I like PZZA (and its business model) in the emerging environment we can be expected to be for sometime. Specifically, like Amazon , Papa John'...

PZZA

I am bidding for more Papa John's  now.

Markets Are Brutal for Restaurant, Cruise Line Names

Markets Are Brutal for Restaurant, Cruise Line Names

Fear is the name of the game here, not reality, and until it abates, all bets are off.

Liquid

For those that are keeping score, I am very liquid today... Longs: , , , , , ,   , , , , and Shorts: , , , , , , , , , and __________ Long FDX (large), GLD (small), KSS, KHC (large), PZZA, TWTR (large), VIAC (large), M (large), GE (small), C, BAC, W...

Competition Is Fierce in Restaurant Stocks

Competition Is Fierce in Restaurant Stocks

One noted newcomer was Kura Sushi USA, and this is likely not the last we've heard of publicly traded sushi restaurants.

Updating Papa John's

* And comparing Papa John's to Chipolte * I would add to PZZA on any weakness I added Papa John's stock to my Best Ideas List on August 8, 2018 at $38.94. The shares closed yesterday at $62.54/share I traded the stock profitably (three times) and re...

Papa John’s Cut at Jefferies

The Week Ahead: Earnings Season Is Far From Over

The Week Ahead: Earnings Season Is Far From Over

Disney, Qualcomm and Square are among 75 key reports we are watching.

Wendy's Beefs Up Its Dividend

Wendy's Beefs Up Its Dividend

WEN boosted its quarterly dividend to 12 cents a share, up from 10 cents, continuing its annual streak of modest dividend increases started in 2012.

Papa John's Upgraded to Buy at Stifel

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 "When the time comes to sell, y...

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.