Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) Director Jean Birch purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $4.69 per share, with a total value of $46,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 20,095 shares in the company, valued at $94,245.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 4.66 on Friday. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $3.56 and a 52 week high of $12.96. The company’s 50-day moving average is $5.20 and its 200-day moving average is $6.40. The firm has a market cap of $79.06 million, a PE ratio of 20.53 and a beta of 0.25.

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

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FRSH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note 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 research note on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of 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. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Papa Murphy’s Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.50.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System purchased a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth about $117,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 41.9% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 19,735 shares of the company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 5,827 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in 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 worth $144,000 after buying an additional 4,921 shares in the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth about $214,000. Finally, Menta Capital LLC raised its stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 33,736 shares of the company’s stock worth $224,000 after buying an additional 2,232 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.02% 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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