Papa John’s International, Inc. (PZZA) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

The stock of Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has decreased by -2.59 when compared to last closing price of 67.19.Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 0.06% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-03-28 that RH’s fourth-quarter fiscal 2023 results reflect the impact of severe weather and shipping delays.

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Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 26.45x compared to its average ratio. PZZA has 36-month beta value of 1.15. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for PZZA is 32.18M, and currently, short sellers hold a 8.07% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of PZZA on April 04, 2024 was 789.41K shares.

PZZA’s Market Performance

PZZA stock saw a decrease of 0.06% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -8.27% and a quarterly a decrease of -13.72%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.67%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.97% for Papa John’s International, Inc. (PZZA). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -5.42% for PZZA’s stock, with a simple moving average of -9.70% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PZZA

Stifel gave a rating of “Sell” to PZZA, setting the target price at $65 in the report published on January 04th of the current year.

PZZA Trading at -8.82% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PZZA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.23% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.97%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.67%, as shares sank -7.44% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -14.92% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PZZA rose by +0.06%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -13.01% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $68.94. In addition, Papa John’s International, Inc. saw -14.14% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PZZA starting from KOELLNER LAURETTE T, who sale 2,886 shares at the price of $70.21 back on Mar 07 ’24. After this action, KOELLNER LAURETTE T now owns 18,804 shares of Papa John’s International, Inc., valued at $202,625 using the latest closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PZZA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.07 for the present operating margin
  • 0.19 for the gross margin

The net margin for Papa John’s International, Inc. stands at 0.04. The total capital return value is set at 0.23.

Based on Papa John’s International, Inc. (PZZA), the company’s capital structure generated 2.39 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.24. The debt to equity ratio resting at -1.72. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 3.37.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 211.81 million with net debt to EBITDA at 4.34. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.44. The receivables turnover for the company is 19.07for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 2.24. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.76.


To put it simply, Papa John’s International, Inc. (PZZA) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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