Kistler-Tiffany Companies Raised Aqua America (WTR) Holding By $1.34 Million; Papa Johns International (PZZA) Has 0.97 Sentiment

March 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Kistler-Tiffany Companies Llc increased Aqua America Inc (WTR) stake by 374.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Kistler-Tiffany Companies Llc acquired 40,496 shares as Aqua America Inc (WTR)’s stock rose 4.80%. The Kistler-Tiffany Companies Llc holds 51,305 shares with $1.70M value, up from 10,809 last quarter. Aqua America Inc now has $5.99B valuation. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $33.71. About 514,492 shares traded. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 0.64% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Papa JohnÂ’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa JohnÂ’s trademark in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.01 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 21.16 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

Analysts await Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.63 EPS, down 18.18% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.77 per share. PZZA’s profit will be $21.13M for 23.76 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Papa John's International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.08% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Papa John’s’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Papa John’s, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. PZZA was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 30, 2015. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of PZZA in report on Friday, October 30 to “Sector Weight” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 19 by Sidoti.

The stock decreased 3.11% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $59.88. About 720,249 shares traded. Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) has risen 30.02% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $3.47 million activity.

Atlas Browninc. holds 3.03% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. for 194,969 shares. Tyvor Capital Llc owns 211,380 shares or 2.93% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sheets Smith Wealth Management has 1.99% invested in the company for 107,722 shares. The Texas-based Stephens Investment Management Group Llc has invested 1.25% in the stock. Copeland Capital Management Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 198,968 shares.

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