Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) SVP Dan Harmon purchased 10,515 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,841.10. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,114 shares in the company, valued at $76,380.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 5.01 on Tuesday. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. has a 12-month low of $3.56 and a 12-month high of $12.96. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $5.16 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.34. The firm has a market cap of $84.99 million, a PE ratio of 22.07 and a beta of 0.25.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.08. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had a return on equity of 3.13% and a net margin of 3.04%. The company had revenue of $28.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.26 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. 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 FRSH. Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the third quarter valued at approximately $475,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $430,000. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $352,000. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 7.3% in the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 586,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,786,000 after buying an additional 39,947 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $227,000. 70.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $5.50 target price on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Friday, November 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a research report on Friday, November 4th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.50.

About Papa Murphy’s Holdings

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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