Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.00.

A number of research firms have issued reports on FRSH. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 8th.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) traded up 0.93% during trading on Monday, reaching $6.50. 28,665 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $110.27 million, a PE ratio of 20.31 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $6.20 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.95. Papa Murphy’s Holdings has a one year low of $5.15 and a one year high of $14.79.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.01. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had a net margin of 4.29% and a return on equity of 4.75%. The company earned $29.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.44 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. Papa Murphy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Papa Murphy’s Holdings will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Mark Edward Hutchens purchased 20,000 shares of the business’s 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 acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 26,017 shares in the company, valued at $138,150.27. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Brandon Solano purchased 20,001 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.79 per share, with a total value of $115,805.79. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 20,001 shares in the company, valued at approximately $115,805.79. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 7.60% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $227,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $430,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $226,000. Menta Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 33,736 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 2,232 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 7.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 390,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,590,000 after buying an additional 28,214 shares during the last quarter. 83.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Company Profile

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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