Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) CEO Jean Birch bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $4.27 per share, with a total value of $42,700.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 33,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $141,315.65. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (FRSH) traded down 2.00% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $4.41. 224,960 shares of the company traded hands. Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $3.50 and a one year high of $6.88. The company’s market capitalization is $74.82 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $4.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.56.

Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.03. Papa Murphy’s Holdings had a positive return on equity of 3.16% and a negative net margin of 8.43%. The firm had revenue of $29.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.89 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.06 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. will post $0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company cut shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $5.25 to $5.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Papa Murphy’s Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Papa Murphy’s Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.75.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Verity Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings by 4.0% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 48,466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $212,000 after buying an additional 1,863 shares during the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $357,000. Finally, FMR LLC bought a new stake in Papa Murphy’s Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $361,000. 31.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Papa Murphy`s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSH)

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