Media stories about Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.1556651929172 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Whittier Trust Co Increased Its Biogen Idec (BIIB) Holding; Bojangles (BOJA) Shorts Increased By 15.42% – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- United Ability partners with Bojangles for in-store fundraiser (blog.al.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Bojangles’, Inc. : December 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Historic bowling alley in Charlotte to be converted into a furniture market (charlotteobserver.com)
- This chicken chain wants to open as many as 20 restaurants in Louisville region (bizjournals.com)
A number of brokerages have weighed in on BOJA. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Bojangles in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on shares of Bojangles from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Cowen cut shares of Bojangles from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, October 20th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Bojangles in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Bojangles from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.38.
Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17. Bojangles had a net margin of 6.13% and a return on equity of 15.11%. The business had revenue of $133.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.88 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Bojangles will post 0.78 EPS for the current year.
Bojangles Company Profile
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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