News coverage about Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) has trended very positive recently, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bojangles’ earned a media sentiment score of 0.69 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Bojangles` (NASDAQ:BOJA)

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on BOJA shares. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Bojangles’ in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. TheStreet raised shares of Bojangles’ from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bojangles’ from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Cowen and Company started coverage on shares of Bojangles’ in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company raised their price objective on shares of Bojangles’ from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.00.

Shares of Bojangles’ (BOJA) traded up 0.60% during trading on Friday, reaching $16.90. 439,642 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Bojangles’ has a one year low of $14.55 and a one year high of $22.35. The stock has a market cap of $618.47 million, a P/E ratio of 17.09 and a beta of 2.07. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $17.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.33.

Bojangles’ (NASDAQ:BOJA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. Bojangles’ had a return on equity of 18.44% and a net margin of 7.00%. The business had revenue of $131.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.83 million. On average, equities research analysts expect that Bojangles’ will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Bojangles’ news, insider William A. Kussell sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.85, for a total value of $421,250.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 43,410 shares in the company, valued at approximately $731,458.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP M John Jordan sold 56,289 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total value of $1,004,195.76. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 56,289 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,004,195.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 106,289 shares of company stock worth $1,857,446. Insiders own 55.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Bojangles’

Bojangles’, Inc is a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company offers food made from its Southern recipes. The Company’s menu includes its made-from-scratch, buttermilk biscuits baked fresh every 20 minutes; its fresh, never-frozen bone-in fried chicken; its fixin’s; its Bo-Smart menu featuring items, such as salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, roasted chicken bites and fat-free green beans; its freshly baked and delicious sweets menu, and its Legendary Iced Tea.

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