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August 5, 2014
10:34 EDTPNRAPanera slides following CFO resignation
Shares of fast casual restaurant operator Panera Bread (PNRA) are falling after the company announced that CFO Roger Mathews is resigning from his position. WHAT'S NEW: Panera Bread announced last night that Roger Matthews, executive vice president and CFO, resigned his position to pursue other opportunities. Effective August 6, Bill Moreton, the executive vice chairman of the company, will serve as Interim CFO as the company conducts a search for a full-time replacement. Moreton has previously held the positions of CEO, Co-CEO and CFO of Panera Bread. ANALYST OPINION: Commenting on the announcement, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner said that while unforeseen management changes are never ideal for shareholders, he feels that this news is not worrisome. He said that shareholders should not perceive this announcement as a sign of declining financials or a new directional strategy. Bittner believes that long-term investors should think about purchasing Panera at current levels. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on the shares. Likewise, Bernstein analyst Sara Senatore said that Moreton has shown that he is a competent executive both in terms of operations and communications. The firm kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Panera were down $1.23, or 0.8%, to $149.80.
News For PNRA From The Last 14 Days
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April 24, 2015
13:00 EDTPNRAPanera Bread management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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April 17, 2015
16:31 EDTPNRAStocks end week lower amid earnings reports, fear about Greece, China
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April 16, 2015
16:21 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
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12:41 EDTPNRAAnalysts more upbeat on Panera after activist prompts buyback hike
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10:00 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:18 EDTPNRAPanera Bread price target raised to $200-$210 from $180-$190 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo increased its price target on Panera as the firm thinks the involvement of activist investors could cause the company to use a significant amount of its leverage, focus more on cost controls, and use its capital more prudently. The firm believes that the news could provide material support to the stock, and it estimates that the company could undertake steps which may raise its 2015 EPS by about 5%. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07:44 EDTPNRAPanera Bread price target raised to $205 from $185 at UBS
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07:43 EDTPNRAPanera Bread upgraded at Raymond James
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07:19 EDTPNRAOptions expected to be active: NFLX SNDK UNH PNRA C GS SLB
06:20 EDTPNRAPanera Bread upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James
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April 15, 2015
18:56 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:43 EDTPNRAPanera Bread up nearly 10% after raising share repurchase program
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17:24 EDTPNRAPanera Bread says recently engaged in talks with Luxor Capital Group
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17:24 EDTPNRAPanera Bread initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
17:22 EDTPNRAPanera Bread raises share repurchase program to $750M
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10:00 EDTPNRAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:04 EDTPNRAPanera Bread initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
Target $170.
April 13, 2015
13:31 EDTPNRAPanera Bread appoints Michael Bufano as CFO
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