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Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Freshpet Inc. (FRPT)

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Freshpet Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) went up by 10.93% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $186.98. The company’s stock price has collected 4.95% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/10/22 that Freshpet, Inc. Provides Preliminary Fourth Quarter Net Sales

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for FRPT is at 0.65. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 10 analysts out of 15 who provided ratings for Freshpet Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $130.29, which is $37.21 above the current price. FRPT currently public float of 41.86M and currently shorts hold a 4.28% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of FRPT was 516.15K shares.

FRPT’s Market Performance

FRPT stocks went up by 4.95% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.89% and a quarterly performance of -25.70%, while its annual performance rate touched -31.40%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.82% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.15% for Freshpet Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 4.59% for FRPT stocks with a simple moving average of -31.89% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of FRPT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FRPT stocks, with Truist repeating the rating for FRPT by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for FRPT in the upcoming period, according to Truist is $175 based on the research report published on October 13th of the previous year 2021.

Cowen, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FRPT reach a price target of $229. The rating they have provided for FRPT stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on September 10th, 2021.

Stephens gave a rating of “Overweight” to FRPT, setting the target price at $192 in the report published on May 04th of the previous year.

FRPT Trading at -11.51% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FRPT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -47.47% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.15%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.82%, as shares sank -4.46% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -37.00% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FRPT rose by +4.95%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -33.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $93.68. In addition, Freshpet Inc. saw 3.10% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FRPT starting from NORRIS CHARLES A, who purchase 5,000 shares at the price of $110.03 back on Nov 29. After this action, NORRIS CHARLES A now owns 30,173 shares of Freshpet Inc., valued at $550,150 using the latest closing price.

Cyr William B., the Chief Executive Officer of Freshpet Inc., purchase 1,819 shares at $109.91 during a trade that took place back on Nov 26, which means that Cyr William B. is holding 77,351 shares at $199,921 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FRPT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +1.15 for the present operating margin
  • +39.17 for the gross margin

The net margin for Freshpet Inc. stands at -1.00. The total capital return value is set at 1.22, while invested capital returns managed to touch -1.07. Equity return is now at value -3.70, with -3.50 for asset returns.

Based on Freshpet Inc. (FRPT), the company’s capital structure generated 2.13 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 2.09. Total debt to assets is 1.93, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 1.80. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 1.76.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.60, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.00. The receivables turnover for the company is 17.22 and the total asset turnover is 0.95. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.28.

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