Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) CFO Mark Edward Hutchens bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.99 per share, for a total transaction of $39,900.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 36,017 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $143,707.83. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 4.27 on Friday. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. has a 12 month low of $3.56 and a 12 month high of $12.96. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $72.44 million, a P/E ratio of 13.34 and a beta of 0.25.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.08. The firm earned $28.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $31.26 million. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had a return on equity of 3.13% and a net margin of 3.04%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.07 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current year.

FRSH has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. lowered Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Friday, November 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.50.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in FRSH. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $352,000. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth $214,000. Boston Partners raised its stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 2.3% in the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 547,014 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,629,000 after buying an additional 12,449 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth $117,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 41.9% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 19,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 5,827 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.50% 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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