Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (NASDAQ:RMCF)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $10.16, but opened at $10.17. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory shares last traded at $10.44, with a volume of 31,540 shares.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. TD Securities restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective (up from $6.50) on shares of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $6.50 price objective (up from $6.00) on shares of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.21.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $10.06 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $61.61 million and a P/E ratio of 14.49.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 12th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Analysts anticipate that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Gregory L. Pope sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.27, for a total value of $41,080.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 37,478 shares in the company, valued at $384,899.06. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Gerald A. Kien sold 10,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.97, for a total transaction of $100,697.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 32,366 shares in the company, valued at approximately $322,689.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator. The Company’s subsidiary, U-Swirl, Inc (U-Swirl), franchises and operates soft-serve frozen yogurt stores. The Company operates through five segments: Franchising, Manufacturing, Retail Stores, U-Swirl, Inc and Other.

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