Somewhat Positive News Coverage Likely to Impact Papa Murphy's Holdings (FRSH) Stock Price

Media stories about Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Papa Murphy's Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 80 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) traded up 4.38% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.48. The 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. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $4.69 and its 200 day moving average is $4.77. Papa Murphy's Holdings has a one year low of $3.56 and a one year high of $12.96.

Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 15th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $35.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.90 million. Papa Murphy's Holdings had a net margin of 3.04% and a return on equity of 3.13%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Papa Murphy's Holdings will post $0.17 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on FRSH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa Murphy's Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a report on Monday, February 20th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Papa Murphy's Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.08.

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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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