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April 4, 2014
12:27 EDTPBPB, NDLSPotbelly rises after analyst ups rating to Outperform
Shares of casual dining company Potbelly (PBPB) are climbing after research firm William Blair upgraded the stock to Outperform from Market Perform in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: After falling nearly 30% so far this year before the open of trading today, Potbelly is unlikely to drop a great deal further, William Blair analyst Sharon Zackfia wrote. Following the decline in the stock, Potbelly now trades at a multiple that's 30% lower than that of its peer Noodles & Company (NDLS), the analyst stated. Meanwhile, the number of Potbelly's shares that are sold short had "skyrocketed" to 4.8M as of mid-March, with share sold short now representing 15% of the total shares outstanding, she added. Although the analyst expects Potbelly to report slightly lower than expected first quarter revenue, partly due to poor weather, she thinks the Street is well aware of the weather issues. Additionally, the tough weather is unlikely to put much of a dent in the company's profit, she believes. Improving same-store sales trends could make investors more upbeat about the stock, while over the long-term Potbelly can more than triple its restaurant base, added Zackfia. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Potbelly made its debut as a publicly traded company on October 4 of last year. The sandwich shop operator's stock opened for trade at $28.66, after having priced the 7.5M share offering at $14.00. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Potbelly rallied 88c, or 5.14%, to $18.00. Accounting for today's advance, Potbelly shares have fallen about 37% from their opening price.
News For PBPB;NDLS From The Last 14 Days
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October 10, 2014
10:01 EDTNDLSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 2U (TWOU) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Brinker (EAT) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Chipotle (CMG) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Chuy's (CHUY) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Darden (DRI) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... EMC (EMC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... EPR Properties (EPR) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... HP (HPQ) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... IBM (IBM) initiated with an Underperform at Jefferies... McDermott (MDR) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... New Residential (NRZ) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nimble Storage (NMBL) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Noodles & Company (NDLS) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... PDC Energy (PDCE) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Panera Bread (PNRA) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Pioneer Natural (PXD) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Resource America (REXI) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Seagate (STX) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Silicon Motion (SIMO) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... W.P. Carey (WPC) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Wayfair (W) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital...Western Digital (WDC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee.
October 9, 2014
16:50 EDTNDLSNoodles & Company initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
Target $25.

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