News articles about Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.7815156991639 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on BOJA shares. CL King downgraded Bojangles from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet upgraded Bojangles from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Bojangles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bojangles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.86.

Shares of NASDAQ:BOJA opened at $14.55 on Tuesday. Bojangles has a twelve month low of $11.35 and a twelve month high of $16.20. The company has a market cap of $536.57 million, a P/E ratio of 17.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.05). Bojangles had a net margin of 11.24% and a return on equity of 9.91%. The business had revenue of $140.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $140.34 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. Bojangles’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Bojangles will post 0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Bojangles Company Profile

Bojangles', Inc develops, operates, and franchises limited service restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, fixin's, and iced tea. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 764 system-wide restaurants, including 325 company-operated and 439 franchised restaurants primarily located in the Southeastern United States.

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