ValuEngine Upgrades CafePress (PRSS) to Hold

CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CafePress from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd.

CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.85. 44,964 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,909. CafePress has a fifty-two week low of $1.67 and a fifty-two week high of $3.72.

In other news, major shareholder Sequoia Capital Enterpreneurs sold 33,525 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.56, for a total value of $52,299.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Fred E. Durham III bought 15,667 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.03 per share, with a total value of $31,804.01. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,545,431 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,167,224.93. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,926,650 shares of company stock valued at $5,125,769 in the last quarter. 17.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in CafePress by 8.3% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 590,000 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $1,782,000 after purchasing an additional 45,000 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in CafePress by 68.2% during the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 49,505 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $150,000 after acquiring an additional 20,066 shares during the period. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in CafePress by 37.8% during the 2nd quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 76,900 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 21,100 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.75% of the company’s stock.

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CafePress Company Profile

CafePress Inc is an online retailer of personalized products offering various gifts and accessories, including t-shirts and apparel, mugs and drinkware, and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. The Company conducts its business on its primary United States-based domain,, and also operates CafePress branded Websites for the markets in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

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