Bojangles (BOJA) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) 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. Bojangles earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.4151089792377 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.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on BOJA. ValuEngine lowered shares of Bojangles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Bojangles from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bojangles from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Bojangles in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Bojangles in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.75.

Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) opened at $12.15 on Thursday. Bojangles has a 52 week low of $11.45 and a 52 week high of $22.35. The stock has a market cap of $470.78, a P/E ratio of 14.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17. Bojangles had a net margin of 6.13% and a return on equity of 15.11%. The firm had revenue of $133.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.88 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.25 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Bojangles will post 0.78 EPS for the current year.

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About Bojangles

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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