News coverage about Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Papa Murphy's Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 80 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) traded up 4.38% during trading on Friday, hitting $5.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 395,190 shares. The stock has a market cap of $92.97 million, a PE ratio of 34.68 and a beta of 0.10. Papa Murphy's Holdings has a one year low of $3.56 and a one year high of $12.96. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $4.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.77.
Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 15th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The company earned $35.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.90 million. Papa Murphy's Holdings had a return on equity of 3.13% and a net margin of 3.04%. Papa Murphy's Holdings’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Papa Murphy's Holdings will post $0.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on FRSH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa Murphy's Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.08.
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About Papa Murphy's Holdings
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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