Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) Shorted Shares Increased By 5.37%

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 0.65 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 34 investors sold Papa John's International, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 25.11 million shares or 11.51% less from 28.37 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Amundi Pioneer Asset Management invested in 2,307 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Llc invested in 79,441 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Prudential Financial reported 0% stake. 1.86 million were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase And. Utd Automobile Association stated it has 0.02% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Riverhead Capital Management Lc owns 3,763 shares. Ls Invest Ltd Liability Corp invested 0% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Ameriprise Financial has invested 0.01% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). 34,604 are owned by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Horizon Kinetics Llc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Tdam Usa Incorporated accumulated 26,697 shares. Price Management accumulated 12,714 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Kbc Gp Nv owns 45,973 shares. Atlas Browninc stated it has 2.48% in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA). Moreover, Arizona State Retirement Systems has 0.01% invested in Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA).

The stock of Papa Johns International Inc (NASDAQ:PZZA) registered an increase of 5.37% in short interest. PZZA’s total short interest was 5.11 million shares in December as published by FINRA. Its up 5.37% from 4.85 million shares, reported previously. With 1.71 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their PZZA’s short positions. The short interest to Papa Johns International Inc’s float is 23.48%.

The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $45.08. About 920,196 shares traded. Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) has declined 38.07% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.69% the S&P500.

Papa JohnÂ’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa JohnÂ’s trademark in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 34.07 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Papa John’s International had 9 analyst reports since June 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 15 to “Hold”. On Wednesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Sell”. Citigroup maintained Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) rating on Monday, November 12. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $64 target. As per Thursday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 28. Citigroup maintained the shares of PZZA in report on Tuesday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of PZZA in report on Monday, July 23 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, August 1. Longbow upgraded Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) on Monday, August 13 to “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: CRM Earnings, AMD and PZZA – Nasdaq” on November 27, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “48 Biggest Movers From Yesterday – Benzinga” published on November 28, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “New Strong Sell Stocks for December 7th – Nasdaq” on December 07, 2018. More interesting news about Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Are There Bidders for a Papa John’s Auction? – 24/7 Wall St.” published on September 27, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Oversold Conditions For Papa John’s International (PZZA) – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 03, 2018.

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