Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (FRSH) Trading Up 4%
Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) shares were up 4% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $6.09 and last traded at $6.05, with a volume of 161,103 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $5.82.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on FRSH shares. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. TheStreet upgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Monday, May 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Papa Murphy’s Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.
The firm has a 50 day moving average of $6.47 and a 200 day moving average of $8.71. The company has a market capitalization of $101.45 million and a PE ratio of 18.69.
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, topping the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $29.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.44 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.
In related news, insider Brandon Solano purchased 20,001 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.79 per share, with a total value of $115,805.79. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 20,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $115,805.79. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director L David Mounts purchased 50,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 7,944 shares in the company, 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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