Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Markets | By Terence Owen

Panera Bread +13% as Bloomberg reports JAB Holding in M&A talks

The company has a market capitalization of $5.93 billion, a PE ratio of 42.37 and a beta of 0.31. 50 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. By watching how many shares are trading hands and looking for any changes in that activity, trading opportunities can be spotted along with a deeper understanding of the reliability of other indicators on the stock.

02/08/2017 - Panera Bread Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo. Shaich's controls about 16.5 percent of the shareholder vote with his Class B shares.

Panera Bread (PNRA), one of the leaders in the so-called fast casual dining industry, could be the latest to sell. Piper Jaffray maintained Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) on Thursday, September 3 with "Overweight" rating. Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 11.30%. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Panera Bread by 14,891.0% in the third quarter.

It seems Panera Bread's mysterious suitor could be JAB Holding.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Panera Bread Company the EPS stands at 2.05 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 2, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations. The company's stock had a trading volume of 829,704 shares.

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We believe the near-term risk/reward on PNRA has become more balanced following the recent surge in the shares (+8% yesterday, +38% year-to-date) that has been based partly on buyout rumors.

Hammond says a lot of people would be interested, but he points out, the size and valuation of Panera at over $6 billion dollars makes it hard for most to buy them.

02/09/2017 - Panera Bread Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. The Company is a national bakery-cafe concept. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.79 and can go high up to $1.85. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 0.02% or 6,280 shares in its portfolio.

The company operates more than 2,000 bakery-cafes across the United States and Canada, offering breads, pastries, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Tower Rech Ltd (Trc) holds 296 shares. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 5.11 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report.

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