Equities analysts forecast that Bojangles’, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOJA) will announce $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Bojangles”s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.16 to $0.19. Bojangles’ posted earnings of $0.25 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 28%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Bojangles’ will report full year earnings of $0.82 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.81 to $0.84. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.81 to $0.90. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Bojangles’.

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. Bojangles’ had a return on equity of 17.05% and a net margin of 6.70%. The firm had revenue of $134.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.61 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

BOJA has been the topic of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Bojangles’ in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Bojangles’ from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bojangles’ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Bojangles’ in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, William Blair downgraded shares of Bojangles’ from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.44.

In other Bojangles’ news, insider William A. Kussell sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.85, for a total transaction of $421,250.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $731,458.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have sold 75,000 shares of company stock worth $1,218,250 over the last three months. Company insiders own 55.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BOJA. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Bojangles’ by 105.8% during the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 28,434 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $530,000 after acquiring an additional 14,620 shares during the period. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp bought a new stake in Bojangles’ during the first quarter valued at about $730,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Bojangles’ by 5.0% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 55,725 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,143,000 after acquiring an additional 2,657 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in Bojangles’ by 35.7% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 13,574 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $278,000 after acquiring an additional 3,574 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Bojangles’ by 12.7% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 109,736 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,249,000 after acquiring an additional 12,389 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 91.26% of the company’s stock.

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ BOJA) remained flat at $13.10 during midday trading on Friday. 182,239 shares of the stock were exchanged. Bojangles’ has a 52-week low of $12.85 and a 52-week high of $22.35. The company has a 50 day moving average of $13.68 and a 200-day moving average of $17.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $484.69 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.95 and a beta of 1.97.

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About Bojangles’

Bojangles’, Inc is a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company offers food made from its Southern recipes. The Company’s menu includes its made-from-scratch, buttermilk biscuits baked fresh every 20 minutes; its fresh, never-frozen bone-in fried chicken; its fixin’s; its Bo-Smart menu featuring items, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, roasted chicken bites and fat-free green beans; its freshly baked and delicious sweets menu, and its Legendary Iced Tea.

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