Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (FRSH) Trading Down 1%
Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH)’s share price traded down 1% during trading 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 equities analysts have commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Monday, May 16th. TheStreet raised Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $14.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.
The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.72 and its 200 day moving average is $8.94. The stock has a market cap of $101.20 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.641.
Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $29.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.09 EPS. Papa Murphy’s Holdings’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.31 per share, for a total transaction of $106,200.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,017 shares in the company, valued at $138,150.27. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Brandon Solano acquired 20,001 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.79 per share, for a total transaction of $115,805.79. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 20,001 shares in the company, valued at $115,805.79. 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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