Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) shares traded down 1% on Monday . The company traded as low as $5.94 and last traded at $5.97, with a volume of 78,043 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.03.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group downgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Robert W. Baird downgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $13.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, TheStreet raised Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Papa Murphy’s Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $6.73 and a 200 day moving average of $8.96. The company has a market capitalization of $102.13 million and a PE ratio of 18.81.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $29.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.44 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens acquired 20,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.31 per share, with a total value of $106,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 26,017 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $138,150.27. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director L David Mounts acquired 50,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.26 per share, for a total transaction of $263,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,944 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,785.44. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a franchisor and operator of the Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States. The Company franchises the right to operate Take ‘N’ Bake pizza franchises and operates Take ‘N’ Bake pizza stores owned by the Company.

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