Trading Day Triumph: Potbelly Corp (PBPB) Ends at 9.18, a -7.74 Surge/Plunge

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Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ: PBPB) closed the day trading at $9.18 down -7.74% from the previous closing price of $9.95. In other words, the price has decreased by -$7.74 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.56 million shares were traded. PBPB stock price reached its highest trading level at $10.04 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $9.05.


For a better understanding of PBPB, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 21.36 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 86.81. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.43 and its Current Ratio is at 0.48. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 11.45 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 9.75.

On October 24, 2023, Lake Street started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $11.

On October 17, 2023, Craig Hallum started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $15.Craig Hallum initiated its Buy rating on October 17, 2023, with a $15 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 15 ’24 when Wright Robert D. bought 1,750 shares for $11.62 per share. The transaction valued at 20,335 led to the insider holds 728,045 shares of the business.

Cirulis Steven bought 1,000 shares of PBPB for $11,650 on Mar 12 ’24. The SVP, Chief Financial Officer now owns 315,683 shares after completing the transaction at $11.65 per share. On Aug 25 ’23, another insider, Wright Robert D., who serves as the President and CEO of the company, bought 3,254 shares for $7.68 each. As a result, the insider paid 24,991 and bolstered with 683,486 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, PBPB now has a Market Capitalization of 272488128 and an Enterprise Value of 447746976. As of this moment, Potbelly’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 76.25, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 30.10. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 19.06. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.56 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 19.00. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.925 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.539.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for PBPB is 1.19, which has changed by 0.12556565 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.25590587 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, PBPB has reached a high of $14.36, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $7.12. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -19.55%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -9.55%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, PBPB traded about 271.20K shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, PBPB traded about 266640 shares per day. A total of 29.36M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 23.29M. Insiders hold about 21.32% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 66.95% stake in the company. Shares short for PBPB as of 1713139200 were 1157273 with a Short Ratio of 4.27, compared to 1710460800 on 1203377. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1157273 and a Short% of Float of 4.2600001999999995.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 4.0 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.01 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.0 and a low estimate of -$0.02, while EPS last year was $0.02. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.09, with high estimates of $0.13 and low estimates of $0.05.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.29 and $0.18 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.23. EPS for the following year is $0.29, with 3.0 analysts recommending between $0.33 and $0.24.

Revenue Estimates

For the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $122.69M. There is a high estimate of $123.56M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $120.8M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for PBPB’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $476.69M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $469M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $472.85M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $491.41MBased on 3 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $482.6M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $499.09M and the low estimate is $470.7M.

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