Panera Bread

  • These 3 Trends Should Worry Investors

    By Chad Henage - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, PNRA, SBUX

    How many “smart” investors warned against missing the opportunity in Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ: GMCR) when the stock was going up? Yet those same “smart” investors were screaming for investors to get out of the stock when it started its freefall. Now this same group is saying the old Green Mountain is back. The truth is, the company is exhibiting three trends that should worry investors that are holding shares more »

  • Is This Premium Burger Chain Worth The Price?

    By Timothy Green - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: PNRA, RRGB, YUM

    The burger is a mainstay of the American cuisine, and competition between the companies selling them is fierce. I classify burger restaurants in three categories: cheap fast food, mid-range, and premium. The cheap fast food category is comprised of companies like McDonalds and Wendy's, with dollar menus and lower-quality ingredients. The mid-range category is a step up from fast food, with companies like privately-held Five Guys able to charge more »

  • 3 Reasons to Buy This Growth Story

    By Chad Henage - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, PNRA, SBUX

    Don’t make the same mistake that many investors have with Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). For years, skeptics have watched the stock climb, and assumed that this well-known company couldn’t possibly be a great investment. Though Starbucks is very well known, there are at least three reasons for investors to keep buying shares.

    Just like the old days
    Here’s a company that’s so successful that most Americans are more »

  • No Longer Just Winging It

    By Chad Henage - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, BWLD, CMG, PNRA

    I have to admit, I didn’t see this one coming. I’m willing to admit when a company shocks me with an outstanding earnings report. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) just reported blowout earnings, and they also seem to have solved one of the biggest problems facing the company at the same time.

    The Trouble With Being Chicken
    I found out about Buffalo Wild Wings from multiple articles on more »

  • This Growth Story Has 3 Big Problems

    By Chad Henage - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, CMG, PNRA, YUM

    I’ve admittedly been a skeptic of Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) over the last year or so. The company has given shareholders quite the ride as shares have both risen and fallen based on how the current quarter’s results were perceived. I would argue that Chipotle is probably one of the easiest businesses to understand, yet the stock is a bit of a mystery. The company shows strength in a more »

  • A Bad Second Quarter Yields Great Opportunity

    By Michael Douglass - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, BAGL, PNRA

    Panera Bread's (NASDAQ: PNRA) earnings came in under expectations for the second quarter of 2013, and the sell-off to under $180 gives you a great opportunity to, as Warren Buffett put it, be “greedy when others are fearful.” There is nothing wrong with Panera’s business plan, and the market’s irrationality is your opportunity.

    Solid revenue and earnings

    Panera reported second-quarter 2013 EPS of $1.74, representing growth more »

  • Panera Bread's Potential Problem

    By Glenn Singewald - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, PNRA

    Panera Bread (PNRA) has been serving up satisfaction to patrons with steaming paninis, and to investors with profitable growth, for two decades now. On July 24, for the first time in months, the stock dipped much due to lower-than-expected earnings and a lowered full-year projection.

    Wall Street has tended to favor Panera; the main question of the company has been whether it can maintain such delicious growth. While analysts ponder more »

  • Which food company might satisfy your hunger for profits?

    By Chetan Valani - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, MCD, PNRA

    Fast casual restaurants have truly been a revolution in the food industry positioning themselves as the high quality middle-ground between fast food and full-service restaurants. Fast food restaurants are going strong as well touting strong overall value and low everyday prices while sophisticating their ambiance and menus.

    With over 1,000 locations Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is truly the stalwart of the fast casual industry while McDonald’s (NYSE: MCDmore »)

  • This QSR Could Continue To Soar

    By Piyush Arora - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, PNRA, YUM

    I don’t think that the investing community needs an introduction to Chipotle (NYSE: CMG). From operating with just one outlet 1993, to having over 1,500 stores in 2013, its rise has been nothing short of meteoric. However, now that shares of Chipotle have risen by nearly 840% since its IPO in 2006, its trailing P/E of 43x seems pretty high. But even with its currently high valuations more »

  • You Shouldn't Be Betting Big on This Company Right Now

    By Chad Henage - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, MCD, PNRA, YUM

    Huge companies sometimes have to bet big in order to grow. Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) decided to bet big on the Chinese market, and specifically with the KFC chain. The company has over 4,400 KFC restaurants in the country, which represents over 74% of the company’s Chinese stores. Unfortunately for investors, when companies bet big, sometimes these big bets can go wrong. Through a series of issues at more »

  • Why Panera Bread Is A Great Purchase

    By Nikhil Raheja - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, COSI, PNRA

    Panera Bread Co(NASDAQ: PNRA) is one of the best restaurants in the country. It benefits from several important factors, such as a well designed business model, committed management, and good financials. Although Panera faces stiff competition in the industry, it has managed to appeal to the customers and build loyalty. Panera should prove to be a good long term buy.

    Business Model:

    Panera emphasises franchisees with greater resources. For more »

  • Fast Profits in Fast Casual

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, PNRA, YUM

    The fast-casual industry has grown gangbusters over the past couple of years and for good reason. Many consumers are trading down, decreasing their time spent at casual-dining restaurants and increasing time at fast-food and fast-casual dining restaurants.

    I have to admit, that since the likes of Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), I rarely spend time at the fast-food joints. Even though both of these stocks more »
  • Searching for Earnings Growth?

    By Art Crabtree - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, PNRA, YUM

    Of the three restaurant chains; Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), and YUM! Brands (NYSE: YUM); which one has the better future earnings prospects? Earning season is almost over and only 66% of the S&P companies beat expectations on the bottom line (earnings) and only 55% beat expectations on the top line (revenue). However, if you strip out the financial sector from the S&P 500 more »

  • Searching for Sustainable Revenue Growth

    By Art Crabtree - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, PNRA, YUM

    Of the three restaurant chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), which one has the best future growth prospects? Earning season is almost over and only 67% of S&P 500 companies beat expectations on the bottom-line (earnings) and only 53% beat expectations on the top-line (revenue). Finding sustainable growth in today’s economy is a real challenge.

    All three restaurant chains more »

  • A Look at 3 Companies With No Debt

    By William Bias - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MORN, PNRA, ULTA

    With interest rates on the rise, the fundamental risks of companies relying on a great deal of debt for their operations increases significantly. You should want your publicly traded businesses to minimize or eliminate debt altogether under these conditions. The three companies below possess zero debt on their balance sheets, and subsequently, lower fundamental risk.

    Investment research anyone?

    Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN) is one of the most well-known investment research companies more »

  • A Stock That Is Worthy of Your Time and Portfolio

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, PNRA, YUM

    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), founded in 1981 with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, owns and franchises numerous retail bakery-cafes in the U.S. and Canada. Due to its ability to continually grow revenues and EPS, investors consider it a high-growth specialty eatery stock, but it seems that perception is beginning to change. This has more to do with the company’s recent earnings report.

    Panera reported a second quarter more »

  • These 3 Restaurants Stopped Serving Up Growth

    By J.A. Graham - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, IRG, PNRA

    Three restaurant growth stories reported disappointing second quarter numbers, and investors could not get out fast enough – price per share dropped swiftly on heavy volume. The three charts are interchangeable and a potent reminder of just how fast the herd can turn, and the subsequent effects on stock prices.

    Ignite fizzles

    Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG) announced preliminary second quarter results that failed to spark investor interest, and the share more »

  • These Restaurant Companies Offer Stable Growth Amidst Market Turmoil

    By Colin Tweel - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, DPZ, PNRA

    Despite the release of promising economic indicators for the US economy, in the last two months the US stock market has been wracked by volatility. The US Federal Reserve’s planned tapering of its quantitative easing program, and the People’s Bank of China’s reluctance to inject liquidity into China’s drying credit market have both roiled stocks.

    Investors looking for companies whose success is only affected to a more »

  • 4 Reasons This Stock Will Make You “Big Bucks”

    By Marie Palumbo - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BBW, GMCR, MCD, PNRA, SBUX

    Caffeine can be addictive. But this isn’t one of the reasons to load up on Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) shares. Here are four reasons why Starbucks will make you “big bucks.”

    1. Accomplished CEO

    Earlier this week Starbucks president and CEO, Howard Schultz, was honored with the 2013 Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership. The press release notes he was selected in recognition for his “entrepreneurial spirit and transformation of Starbucks more »

  • Now Is Not the Right Time to Buy This Stock

    By tarun bachhawat - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, PNRA, SBUX

    Restaurant chains in general are having a hard time to deliver results that are good enough to please investors. With that said, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) seems to be an exception with its stock appreciating 22% since last quarter, reaching new all time highs. Let’s try to find the reason that helped the coffee giant deliver such a stellar performance.

    Current numbers

    Starbucks reported its third-quarter revenue at $3.74 more »

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