Media coverage about Potbelly Sandwich Works (NASDAQ:PBPB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potbelly Sandwich Works earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.7847871156163 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- $102.70 Million in Sales Expected for Potbelly Sandwich Works (PBPB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Potbelly Sandwich Works (PBPB) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.01 EPS Expected for Potbelly Sandwich Works (PBPB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Potbelly Sandwich Works (PBPB) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB): Risks You Need To Consider Before Buying (finance.yahoo.com)
PBPB has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub lowered Potbelly Sandwich Works from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Potbelly Sandwich Works from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Potbelly Sandwich Works in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Potbelly Sandwich Works has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.25.
Potbelly Sandwich Works (NASDAQ:PBPB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.01. Potbelly Sandwich Works had a positive return on equity of 6.59% and a negative net margin of 1.62%. The business had revenue of $112.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.08 earnings per share. Potbelly Sandwich Works’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Potbelly Sandwich Works will post 0.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, insider Anne Ewing sold 9,220 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at $172,238.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 9.60% of the company’s stock.
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Potbelly Sandwich Works Company Profile
Potbelly Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. It offers toasty warm sandwiches, salads, and other items. As of February 23, 2018, the company operated approximately 400 shops in the United States; and approximately 50 franchisees operated shops in the United States, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Canada, and India.
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