News articles about Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8745403724413 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Potbelly from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Maxim Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target (up previously from $12.00) on shares of Potbelly in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Potbelly from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.25.
Shares of Potbelly (NASDAQ PBPB) opened at $13.30 on Wednesday. Potbelly has a fifty-two week low of $10.50 and a fifty-two week high of $14.28. The company has a market cap of $332.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of -47.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.74.
In other Potbelly news, insider Anne Ewing sold 9,220 shares of Potbelly stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.16, for a total transaction of $121,335.20. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 13,088 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $172,238.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Potbelly 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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