Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRSH) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group increased their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings in a research note issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Barish now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.05 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.01). Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Papa Murphy's Holdings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.13 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.21 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 20th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.08.

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Shares of Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 4.04 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $68.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.80 and a beta of 0.10. Papa Murphy's Holdings has a 12-month low of $3.56 and a 12-month high of $12.96. The company’s 50-day moving average is $4.28 and its 200-day moving average is $4.97.

Papa Murphy's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 15th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The firm earned $35.49 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 period in the previous year, the business posted $0.16 EPS.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRSH. Fort Point Capital Partners LLC bought a new stake in Papa Murphy's Holdings during the third quarter valued at about $122,000. Boston Partners boosted its stake in Papa Murphy's Holdings by 7.3% in the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 586,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,786,000 after buying an additional 39,947 shares during the last quarter. Clearline Capital LP bought a new stake in Papa Murphy's Holdings during the third quarter valued at about $475,000. Finally, 12 West Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Papa Murphy's Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,506,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.99% of the company’s stock.

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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