Panera Bread & Co.

Background Information

  • Incorporated in 1981.
  • Founded by Louis Kane and Ron Shaich.
  • Current CEO is Ron Shaich.
  • They also own St. Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe.
  • The bakery/cafe industry.
  • Their chief competitors are Starbucks Corporation, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Factors of Production

  • Fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads, coffee.
  • The company employs 40,100 people.
  • Their net worth is $4.40 billion.

Financial Information

  • The net income has been doing really well over the years. In 2013 it started to drop and then dropped even more in 2014. I believe this is because of its competitors, like Chipotle. Chipotle Mexican Grill has gotten really popular over the years and could be the reason for the net income decline.
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Stock Information

  • $193.18/$142.41 (52 week hi/low).
  • $165.71/$163.80 (Day hi/low).
  • The last stock split was June 25, 2002. 2 for 1 split.
  • 31,393 shares are available for trade.
  • Panera Bread & Co. does not pay dividends.
  • Analyst: Bullish side which mean people should keep the stock.
  • Hulbert Interactive: In the white, but more towards the green which means hold or keep the stock.
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News Releases

  • February 11th, 2015: Panera Bread's profit falls 11%. This article talks about the profit fall of Panera Bread & Co. I think this made the stock prices go down.
  • December 17th, 2014: Panera takes a page from Chipotle's food-sourcing playbook. This article talks about the fact that Panera Bread & Co. has been using chicken raised without antibiotics for the last 10 years. They have also decided to use more pork, beef, and other products from animals without antibiotics. I'm not really sure if this is going to affect Panera's stocks.


  • Yes, I would still purchase this stock.
  • I have had good profits with Panera Bread & Co.
  • I have learned that the stock market is all just chance and kind of a waiting game. You can't buy and sell and buy and sell. You have to wait it out a little bit and see how your stock does because you might sell and the the stock will go way up.