Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

Company deals in meeting consumer dining needs by providing high quality food, including fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches on freshly baked breads, soups, salads, custom roasted coffees, and other cafe beverages.

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Player Avatar cibient (< 20) Submitted: 12/24/2008 10:59:02 AM : Underperform Start Price: $50.55 PNRA Score: -83.13

I'm tempted to short PNRA in a real account and go long on some of these others.PNRA is still too expensive on a simple P/E basis in this recession, where other growth stocks are much cheaper. Just going on Yahoo's data, PNRA has a trailing P/E of 26 and a PEG ratio of 1.25 (of course the G number is probably nonsense now). Compare to GOOG, which sports a trailing P/E of 18 and a PEG ratio of 0.80. To compare apples to apples, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) only has a trailing P/E of 19 and PEG of 0.76.

Member Avatar coryjobe (93.45) Submitted: 5/9/2009 9:01:12 PM
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first off PNRA is not a growth stock, they arn't expanding right now they are improving thier margins and bottom line, idk why PNRA PE would be compared to GOOG since they are in completly different industries. when compared to competitors i.e BAGL( pe 7.49), MCD(14.35), YUM(17.72), DRI (14.51) thier PE is relatively high , moslty because they locked in such low prices on wheat for the 2009 year, but i dont see why thier stock price wouldn't continue to rise along with thier margins during this "trough" period

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