Analysts See $0.02 EPS for Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (FRSH); Salem Investment Counselors Has Boosted Martin Marietta Matls (MLM) Holding By $4.42 Million

May 4, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Salem Investment Counselors Inc increased Martin Marietta Matls Inc (MLM) stake by 149.82% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Salem Investment Counselors Inc acquired 20,020 shares as Martin Marietta Matls Inc (MLM)’s stock declined 2.69%. The Salem Investment Counselors Inc holds 33,383 shares with $7.38 million value, up from 13,363 last quarter. Martin Marietta Matls Inc now has $12.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.80% or $5.52 during the last trading session, reaching $202.41. About 1.44M shares traded or 109.50% up from the average. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has declined 0.78% since May 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.33% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to report $0.02 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 60.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. FRSH’s profit would be $339,432 giving it 66.00 P/E if the $0.02 EPS is correct. After having $0.25 EPS previously, Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see -92.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $5.28. About 88,230 shares traded or 71.10% up from the average. Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) has risen 24.77% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold MLM shares while 129 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 60.08 million shares or 0.57% more from 59.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lodge Hill Cap Limited Liability Com has invested 7.22% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Nomura Holdg accumulated 0% or 4,070 shares. Hoplite Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 9.17% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Td Asset holds 0.1% or 311,378 shares in its portfolio. Us Bank De has 0.01% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 15,738 shares. Credit Agricole S A has 1,159 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Lpl Financial Ltd reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Ci Investments Inc accumulated 266,090 shares. 57,415 were reported by Chevy Chase Tru. London Com Of Virginia invested in 0.64% or 401,293 shares. Virtus Invest Advisers, Connecticut-based fund reported 53,008 shares. Sumitomo Life Insurance holds 8,539 shares. Sfmg Lc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Benjamin F Edwards & owns 1,951 shares. Goelzer invested in 0.02% or 955 shares.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.27 million activity. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $642,000 was sold by PEREZ LAREE E. Shares for $630,191 were sold by COLE SUE W on Monday, March 12.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Martin Marietta has $265.0 highest and $145 lowest target. $237.40’s average target is 17.29% above currents $202.41 stock price. Martin Marietta had 33 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) rating on Monday, August 21. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $166.0 target. Stephens maintained the shares of MLM in report on Friday, April 13 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 3 by Cleveland. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, October 26 to “Buy”. Citigroup initiated Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Wednesday, March 29 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 26 to “Buy”. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by Cleveland.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc decreased Noodles & Co (NASDAQ:NDLS) stake by 148,769 shares to 159,775 valued at $839,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 21,230 shares and now owns 71,667 shares. Energy Transfer Partners Lp was reduced too.

More news for Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Papa Murphy’s Announces Refranchising Transaction in Colorado” on April 19, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2018 Results on May 9, 2018” and published on April 23, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 6 analysts covering Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had 15 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by TheStreet given on Friday, October 23. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was downgraded by William Blair. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by S&P Research to “Sell”. As per Friday, November 4, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 21 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, March 10 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was upgraded by TheStreet.

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