Progeny 3 Cut Its Tpg Specialty Lending (TSLX) Position; Papa Johns International Has 1.05 Sentiment

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Progeny 3 Inc decreased Tpg Specialty Lending Inc (TSLX) stake by 41.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Progeny 3 Inc sold 315,000 shares as Tpg Specialty Lending Inc (TSLX)’s stock rose 6.27%. The Progeny 3 Inc holds 446,027 shares with $9.12 million value, down from 761,027 last quarter. Tpg Specialty Lending Inc now has $1.24B valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $20.66. About 69,603 shares traded. TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) has risen 27.65% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.95% 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 $2.00 billion. It operates through five divisions: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others. It has a 19.84 P/E ratio. The firm also operates dine-in and delivery restaurants.

Analysts await TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, down 6.38% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.47 per share. TSLX’s profit will be $26.49 million for 11.74 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.73% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. TPG Specialty Lending had 11 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to “Mkt Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by National Securities on Monday, November 28 to “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Wednesday, August 19. The stock of TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) earned “Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Monday, August 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Janney Capital. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $19 target in Saturday, August 29 report. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was initiated by Ladenburg Thalmann. On Saturday, August 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The stock of TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 12.

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. The stock of Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, November 19. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Friday, October 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Sheets Smith Wealth Management holds 2.06% of its portfolio in Papa John's International, Inc. for 108,722 shares. Stephens Investment Management Group Llc owns 595,648 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Copeland Capital Management Llc has 0.92% invested in the company for 195,493 shares. The Illinois-based Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc has invested 0.79% in the stock. Secor Capital Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 101,098 shares.

Analysts await Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.74 EPS, up 7.25% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PZZA’s profit will be $25.93M for 19.24 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual EPS reported by Papa John's International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.33% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $56.96. About 406,292 shares traded. Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) has risen 30.02% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

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