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Mattress Firm Holding Corp (NASDAQ:MFRM) COO Kenneth E. Murphy III sold 2,500 shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.23, for a total transaction of $143,075.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 36,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,103,145. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp (NASDAQ:MFRM) traded up 11.62% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $63.41. 595,023 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Mattress Firm Holding Corp has a 52-week low of $29.29 and a 52-week high of $57.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $51.76 and its 200-day moving average is $47.39. The company has a market cap of $2.163 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.04.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp (NASDAQ:MFRM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 4th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $410.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $410.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. Mattress Firm Holding Corp’s revenue was up 35.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Mattress Firm Holding Corp will post $2.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $63.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have a $58.70 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Mattress Firm Holding Corp in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $56.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.40.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:MFRM) is a specialty retailer of mattresses and related products and accessories in the United States.

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