Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) insider Brandon Solano purchased 10,001 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.75 per share, for a total transaction of $47,504.75. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 30,002 shares in the company, valued at approximately $142,509.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 4.66 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $79.06 million, a PE ratio of 20.53 and a beta of 0.25. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $3.56 and a 1-year high of $12.96. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $5.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.40.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last posted 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 business earned $28.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.26 million. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had a return on equity of 3.13% and a net margin of 3.04%. Papa Murphy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.10 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $117,000. 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 period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 28.4% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 22,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 4,921 shares during the period. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $214,000. Finally, Menta Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 33,736 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 2,232 shares during the period. 78.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

FRSH has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. cut Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note 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. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.50.

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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