Critical News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Potbelly Corp (PBPB) Stock Price
Media headlines about Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) have trended negative on Friday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly Corp earned a media sentiment score of -0.39 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) opened at 14.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $350.99 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.16 and a beta of 0.96. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.41 and a 200-day moving average of $13.31. Potbelly Corp has a one year low of $11.58 and a one year high of $14.78.
Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $102.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.27 million. Potbelly Corp had a net margin of 1.87% and a return on equity of 8.23%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Potbelly Corp will post $0.47 earnings per share for the current year.
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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on PBPB shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Potbelly Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Potbelly Corp from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, March 31st.
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In related news, insider Anne Ewing sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.56, for a total value of $339,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $339,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 9.30% of the company’s stock.
Potbelly Corp Company Profile
Potbelly Corporation owns and operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. The Company has domestic and international franchise operations of Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
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