Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (FRSH) Shares Down 3.2%
Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) was 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 trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.97.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on FRSH shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price (down from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Papa Murphy’s Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.
The firm has a market cap of $97.89 million and a PE ratio of 18.03. The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.54 and a 200-day moving average of $8.76.
Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $29.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.44 million. Papa Murphy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.09 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Papa Murphy’s Holdings news, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens purchased 20,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.31 per share, with a total value of $106,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,017 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $138,150.27. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director L David Mounts purchased 50,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.26 per share, with a total value of $263,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,944 shares in the company, valued at $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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