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  • Media Consensus On Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) Very Positive 0 comments
    Apr 20, 2013 3:38 PM | about stocks: PNRA

    Our analysis shows that the media and blogosphere have turned bullish on the outlook for Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA), but is this extreme optimism a cause for concern?

    After all, is it realistic to assume that the company can continue to exceed such lofty expectations?

    Trading on Investor Herd Behavior

    It is quite common to see irrational herd behavior among investors, especially if they all move together in stock trading.

    Just think about it: if everyone is optimistic and buying, who else is left to keep buying the stock and push it higher?

    Or alternatively, if everyone is pessimistic and selling a certain stock, there will come a point when the number of potential buyers far exceed potential sellers.

    This is the core driver behind Contextuall's sentiment analysis technology--by detecting herd behavior, we help our users identify potential contrarian investing opportunities.

    The Stats: Evaluating Media Sentiment for Panera Bread Co. (PNRA)

    Contextuall's sentiment analysis algorithm analyzed recent Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) news articles, and 53.0% of headlines have been classified as Positive, higher than the Restaurants industry average of 28.23%.

    10.0% of headlines have been classified as Negative (vs. an industry average of 14.67%).

    Given the extreme bullishness in the media about the stock, should you be careful? With everyone pushing good news on the company, how much upside is left to price in?

    Send us your comments and your thoughts on the outlook for the company.

    Browse Sentiment Stats on Other Companies

    The following embedded chart can be used to explore sentiment trends for other major companies, where each dot represents a clickable link to a company page.

    Positive sentiment percentages are plotted on the vertical axis, while negative sentiment percentages are plotted on the horizontal axis.

    In other words, companies in the top left have more optimistic sentiment than companies in the bottom right.

    Click on any of the dots to access more news.

    Stocks: PNRA
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