Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (FRSH) Shares Down 1.4%
Shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) traded down 1.4% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $5.75 and last traded at $5.79, with a volume of 52,131 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.87.
FRSH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. TheStreet raised shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued 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 issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.00.
The stock has a market capitalization of $98.40 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.13. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $6.35 and its 200-day moving average is $8.65.
Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.09 EPS. The firm earned $29.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.44 million. The firm’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, insider Brandon Solano acquired 20,001 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 12th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.79 per share, for a total transaction of $115,805.79. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 20,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $115,805.79. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens acquired 20,000 shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.31 per share, with a total value of $106,200.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 26,017 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $138,150.27. 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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