Freshpet Inc. (FRPT): closed at $88.69 on Friday, June 26

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Freshpet Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -9.49% or -$8.42 shares. The trading starts at $84.19 and closed at $88.69 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $79.80 and day high was $85.56 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 1.26 million while its average volume is 438.43K. In other hand, the FRPT market cap reached to $3.26B. While, its current target price is $80.27 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -5.63% and up 6.12% for month. Its quarterly performance was 36.19% above, while its half year performance is up 35.84%. FRPT yearly performance stood at positive 76.65% and rise 35.84% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Freshpet Inc. is 2.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. FRPT EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -0.04. EPS for this year is 74.70%, while for the next year its value is 0.53. Its EPS Q/Q reached 0.10%. It has an EPS of 60.30% up for past five years.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on FRPT for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 6 of 13 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 1 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 5 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 13 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 13, 0 rated it sell, 6 rated it as Buy and 6 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $59.00-$101.00. Average target price for FRPT was reached at $79.09.

Blackrock Inc., Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in Freshpet Inc. (FRPT) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 3.25 million shares which valued 207.56 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. owned 2.27 million shares which valued at 144.69 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 2.14 million shares which valued at 136.52 million. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 5.31% shares outstanding of Freshpet Inc. (FRPT) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 1.60% and institutional holding shifted to 96.40%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -0.04. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 13 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.06, while -0.16 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for FRPT published in the report was -0.12-0.03 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was -0.16 which is lower than -0.1 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for FRPT rise 27.58% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 4.16% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -2.75%. The moving average value for Freshpet Inc. (FRPT) is 68.27 and 78.53 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in FRPT stock. On Jun 10, BREWSTER DARYL G, Director, sold 2,460 trading shares at the cost of $83.74, which valued at 0.21 million. On Jun 08, Walsh Cathal, SVP – Managing Director Europe, sold 13,109 shares at the cost of $82.00, with total shares of 0. On Jun 04, KING ROBERT C, Director, sold 12,333 shares at the cost of 72.00. After this transaction, KING ROBERT C total shares reached to 12,751 which valued at 0.89 million.