Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

47.87
1.27 2.58
NASDAQ : Consumer Services
Prev Close 49.14
Open 48.31
Day Low/High 47.61 / 49.11
52 Wk Low/High 38.05 / 60.56
Volume 465.88K
Avg Volume 803.50K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 31.78M
Market Cap 1.56B
EPS 0.10
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield 0.90 (1.77%)
Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

U.S. equities had a strong day of trading Thursday.

I've Sold Papa John's

I have sold my entire long position at about $51 based on the diminished reward v. risk. I would reestablish the long on weakness.

Pass Another Slice of Pizza, Please

I placed Papa John's on my Best Ideas Buy List in August at under $39. The shares are now trading +$3 to $49/share on the possible "going private" report by CNBC. Here is my thesis as expressed less than two months ago: Buying A Falling Knife - It's...

Papa John's Founder Reportedly Seeking Out Private Equity in Order to Buy Back Company

CNBC is reporting that John Schnattner, Papa John's founder, is reaching out to private equity companies to buyback PZZA! The shares are gapping higher. I mentioned this possibility as recently as yesterday in this post: Inspire Brands Noshes on Son...

At the Bandstand

"Music is the soundtrack of life." - Dick Clark After some early buying, stocks closed near their lows today. FANG pulled off a revival led by a robust rise in Amazon and a good move in Google . Chip stocks got slammed again. Autos were bludgeoned.....

Inspire Brands Noshes on Sonic: Are There Any Other Values in the Restaurant Space?

* Papa Johns may be the next restaurant stock to be acquired This morning, Inspire Brands, the parent company of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings has announced the acquisition of Sonic .  The proposed deal is being done at about 15.5x 12-month trailing...

My Book

Here is a list of the positions I own (long and short) that have been mentioned in my Diary: Longs: puts, large, small, , small, , large, , small, , , small, large, calls, TWTR large, small Shorts: SPY calls, SPY Large, , small, tagends, small, smal...

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

The Dow was the lone index to find its way into the green before Thursday's closing bell.

Largest Longs

My three largest individual longs are , and .

Football Season's Here, Kick Off With These 5 Stocks: Market Recon

Football Season's Here, Kick Off With These 5 Stocks: Market Recon

Who are, and what are football stocks?

My Book

Here is a list of the positions I own (long and short) that have been mentioned in my Diary: Longs: puts, large, small,  , small, , , large, , small, small, small, small, large, large, small. Shorts: SPY calls, SPY large, large, small, tagends, smal...

Not Planning to Sell Any Papa John's

In response to several e-mail questions I am not planning to sell any at current levels. Papa Johns was put on my Best Ideas List under $39 three weeks ago - now trading at $46.65.

My Gnome

I don't know this to be true but high above the Alps my Gnome continues to hear vague rumors of a private equity takeout of Papa John's . PZZA was recently placed on my Best Ideas List at under $39 and is trading at a multi-week high of $45.60 now.

Best Ideas List Members Breakout

In the "absence of sellers," a number of Best Ideas List members are breaking out this morning: , , and .

Another Slice of Pizza Please!

Papa John's spiking, and I'm hearing vague takeover rumors.

Another Slice of Pizza, Please!

Papa John's continues to make headway (with another +3% advance). Assuming the markets are stable I expect a "5" handle by year's end. PZZA is trading at $43.80 and was placed on my Best Ideas List last week at $48.95.

How I Play, and Write About, The Game

* I am Staying Bearish Based on the Notion That Upside Reward Is Dwarfed by Downside Market Risk * But I Will Trade Opportunistically in a New Regime of Volatility * Regardless of Market View, I Will Always Be on the Hunt for Long Ideas and Will Pro...

My Buy List

Here is my buy list of stocks that I plan to aggressively buy in a more sizable market correction: , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

Papa John's Upgraded to Hold at Stifel

Reflecting on the Day's Price Action

*Not eventful The key feature today was the breakout to the upside in retail stocks - and made multi point moves. (Both are on the Best Ideas List). Interest rates rose modestly, crude oil dipped and gold had a small rise. FANG has been reduced to G...

Reflecting on the Day's Price Action

*Not eventful The key feature today was the breakout to the upside in retail stocks - and made multi point moves. (Both are on the Best Ideas List). Interest rates rose modestly, crude oil dipped and gold had a small rise. FANG has been reduced to G...

Is Papa John's Fever Already Breaking?

The New York Post is carrying a story today that Major League Baseball teams are slowly returning to their partnership with Papa John's. shares up another +$1 after being $2 higher yesterday. Trading at $42.80, the shares were placed on my Best Idea...

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Ordering More PZZA

* I have taken a large sized slice of .  Papa John's shares are trading higher today on talks of franchise royalty relief. My understanding is that the cost was already built into last week's projections (part of the $50 million nonrecurring charges...

Papa Hohn's Upgraded to Buy at Longbow

The Week In a Nutshell

During the week I initiated a trading long rental in  Kraft Heinz Co. , traded (in and out) of ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF , expanded my large SPDR S&P 500 ETF short, reestablished my Disney short, initiated a long buy (for an investment) in Pap...

DWDP Joins the World's Fair

and (+$2.65) are the world's fair. And now (+$1.75) is joining in. I have been adding to this name after weakness following a good 2Q2018: Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do! Aug 6, 2018 ' 11:34 AM EDT Stock quotes in this article: DWDP Don't take you...

Today's Trades

I added to my positions in Kraft Heinz and Papa John's this afternoon. Here is my thesis, discussed yesterday, on PZZA. KHC is a trading long rental and PZZA is a speculative investment.

Upside Standouts: PZZA, CBS

I'm between doctor meetings... Looks like an inside day thus far with limited price movement. and are upside standouts.

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Tariffs, Tesla, Disney, Papa John's and Domino's

Rewind: Jim Cramer on Tariffs, Tesla, Disney, Papa John's and Domino's

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.