Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) shares were down 3.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $5.72 and last traded at $5.78, with a volume of 81,719 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.97.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on FRSH shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Monday, May 16th. TheStreet upgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.

The firm has a market cap of $97.89 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.03. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $6.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.78.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The firm earned $29.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director L David Mounts bought 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.26 per share, with a total value of $263,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,944 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $41,785.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Brandon Solano bought 20,001 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $5.79 per share, with a total value of $115,805.79. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,001 shares in the company, valued at approximately $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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