Papa John's evaluating its National Football League sponsorship amid declining ratings and player protests

Pizza Hut says it's 'not seeing any impact' on business from NFL player protests

Earlier this month, founder John Schnatter said he believes that player protests during the #National Anthem are contributing to the league's declining ratings, which is in turn affecting the bottom line of his company-nevermind the recent resurgence of Domino's as a major player in the pizza market after a successful brand renewal or the continued dominance of Little Caesar's in the bargain pizza market. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.57 EPS. The correct version of this article can be accessed at While the brand stayed out of DiGiorno's mentions, they did briefly change their Twitter bio to "Frozen pizza = the equivalent of a participation trophy". The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 6th. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Papa John's global by 25.0% during the third quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 35,650 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,676,602. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Papa John's global from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. State Treasurer State of MI now owns 10,900 shares of the company's stock worth $782,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Charter Trust Co. raised its position in shares of Papa John's global by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in Papa John's global by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 1,055,200 shares of the company's stock valued at $75,721,000 after acquiring an additional 93,540 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its holdings in Papa John's worldwide by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Institutional investors own 84.18% of the company's stock. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,378,840 shares of the company's stock valued at $190,402,000 after buying an additional 160,913 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Papa John's worldwide by 0.6% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 3,908 shares of the company's stock worth $280,000 after buying an additional 183 shares in the last quarter. Since then, other pizza companies have made a decision to sound off.



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