Panera Bread upgraded at Wedbush As noted earlier, Wedbush upgraded Panera to Outperform from Neutral. The firm expects the company to report stronger than expected 2014 results, as its checks indicate that the company's SSS trends have improved significantly in recent weeks. Price target to $215 from $185.
Panera Bread downgraded to Hold on valuation at Wunderlich Wunderlich downgraded Panera Bread to Hold from Buy with shares within 8% of its unchanged price target of $185. The firm still expects Panera's same-store sales to continue to improve thru 2015 and 2016.
Hain Pure Protein extends relationship with Panera Bread The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) announced that Hain Pure Protein has entered into a new supply agreement with Panera (PNRA) to provide Plainville Farms turkey breast meat raised without antibiotics to Panera Bread. HPPC has been supplying Panera Bread with turkey raised without antibiotics on family farms since 2011.