Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) SVP Dan Harmon acquired 10,515 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $4.74 per share, with a total value of $49,841.10. Following the completion of the acquisition, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $76,380.36. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) opened at 4.84 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.16 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.34. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. has a 52-week low of $3.56 and a 52-week high of $12.96. The stock has a market cap of $82.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.32 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 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 business had revenue of $28.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $31.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. Papa Murphy’s Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $352,000. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth $214,000. Boston Partners increased 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 purchased a new stake in shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter worth $117,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake 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 worth $127,000 after buying an additional 5,827 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 70.64% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on FRSH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down from $9.00) on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 4th. Raymond James Financial Inc. reaffirmed 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 report on Thursday, September 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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