Shares of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
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In the last Quarter, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. (NASDAQ:PLKI) could bring EPS of $0.53/share.
For the quarter ending 08/16/2016, The Analyst projected that the company could deliver EPS of 0.47 while the company provided its Actual EPS of 0.47 showing a difference of 0 Percent between the Estimated and Actual EPS. Gross Margin percentage stands at 0% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 0 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is 0 Percent.
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Deal making in the restaurant industry picked up previous year, with a total of $7.3 billion of acquisitions announced, compared with $4.2 billion in 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. RBC Capital Markets' target price points to a potential upside of 9.38% from the stock's current price. The new target price indicates a possible upside of 0.09% based on the company's last stock close price. Wendy's just announced its preliminary full-year results, and it says it added nearly 150 restaurants last year, the largest number of new openings since 2005. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ:PLKI)'s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 22.03% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 25.55% along with 37.37% distance from 200 day simple moving average.
On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Restaurant Brands International had a net margin of 13.22% and a return on equity of 21.52%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 26.11 percent and 30.85 percent respectively.
Popeyes shares soared on the news, reaching US$79.03 in early morning trading, a jump of about 19.5 per cent from Friday's close. Shares finished with a gain of 3.70 at $57.60 on above average volume. The third largest holder is Blackrock Fund Advisors, which now holds $105.09 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.41% of its market capitalization. PLKI has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 40.27, Forward P/E of 32.1, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 248.24 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 29.31.