Panera Bread Co (PNRA) is Upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts to Overweight

Panera Bread Co (PNRA) was Upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts to ” Overweight”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Sector Weight ” on the company shares. KeyBanc Capital Mkts advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 19, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Panera Bread Co. Panera Bread Co was Upgraded by Jefferies to ” Buy” on Apr 19, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Maxim Group on Mar 16, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 238 from a previous price target of $225 .Company shares were Upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Mar 8, 2016 to ” Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 250 from a previous price target of $205 .

On the company’s financial health, Panera Bread Co reported $1.88 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Feb 9, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.78. The company had revenue of $691.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $695.31 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.82 EPS.

Panera Bread Co opened for trading at $208.22 and hit $211.66 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $211.36, with a gain of 0.59% or 1.25 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,23,915 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,152 M.

In a different news, on Feb 16, 2016, Scott G Blair (SVP, Chief Legal/Franch. Off.) sold 64 shares at $195.35 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 3, 2016, Larry J Franklin (director) sold 650 shares at $195.00 per share price. On Feb 3, 2016, Elizabeth A. Dunlap (SVP, Chief People Officer) sold 99 shares at $193.37 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Panera Bread Company (Panera) is a food service provider. Panera is a national bakery-cafe concept with 1880 Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafe locations in 45 states the District of Columbia and Ontario Canada. The Company operates through three segments: Company Bakery-Cafe Operations Franchise Operations and Fresh Dough and Other Product Operations. As of December 30 2014 its Company bakery-cafe operations segment consisted of 925 Company-owned bakery-cafes and its franchise operations segment consisted of 955 franchise-operated bakery-cafes located throughout the United States and in Ontario Canada. As of December 30 2014 its fresh dough and other product operations segment which supplies fresh dough and other products daily to the Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes consisted of 24 fresh dough facilities (22 Company-owned and two franchise-operated) located throughout the United States and one in Ontario Canada.

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