NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Papa John's International (PZZA - Get Report) have gained more than 5% since Republican nominee Mitt Romney mentioned the fast food pizza chain in a speech on Tuesday.
Shares of the Louisville, Ky.-based company are at $52.55, up 4 cents, or 0.08% on Thursday, but have risen 5.6% since Tuesday trading.
Though the latest Web video doesn't broadcast the candidate's somewhat humorous reference to Papa John's, it is the third straight day when media outlets, replaying the speech, have unintentionally given the pizza seller national airtime."Remember when -- what was it -- a couple months ago with the Etch-a-Sketch company? They mentioned that out there on the campaign trail and that stock popped," said Brian Sozzi, chief strategic officer at NBG Productions. "So I guess maybe if your company gets mentioned out there in the political campaign in a positive light, or any light, it's essentially free marketing and everyone goes to do their research on the company." But Sozzi suggested,
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