Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) fell 1.4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $5.75 and last traded at $5.79, with a volume of 52,131 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.87.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on FRSH. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Monday, May 16th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 target price (down from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $98.40 million and a PE ratio of 18.13. The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.36 and a 200 day moving average of $8.67.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last released its 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 firm earned $29.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.44 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.26 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director L David Mounts acquired 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.26 per share, for a total transaction of $263,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,944 shares in the company, valued at approximately $41,785.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The shares were bought 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 owns 26,017 shares in the company, 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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