Freshpet Inc (FRPT) Shares Bought by WINTON GROUP Ltd

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WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its position in Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) by 4.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,369 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 789 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.05% of Freshpet worth $591,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRPT. We Are One Seven LLC bought a new position in Freshpet in the fourth quarter valued at $103,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its stake in Freshpet by 132.7% in the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 4,654 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after acquiring an additional 2,654 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in Freshpet in the third quarter valued at $206,000. First Hawaiian Bank bought a new position in Freshpet in the fourth quarter valued at $216,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Freshpet in the third quarter valued at $230,000. 74.71% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ FRPT traded up $0.14 during trading on Thursday, hitting $39.31. 17,529 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 197,788. Freshpet Inc has a 12-month low of $15.67 and a 12-month high of $40.58. The firm has a market cap of $1.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -327.58 and a beta of 1.32.

A number of research firms recently commented on FRPT. BidaskClub raised Freshpet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Freshpet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. Imperial Capital increased their target price on Freshpet from $18.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Freshpet to $45.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.57.

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Freshpet Company Profile

Freshpet, Inc manufactures and markets natural fresh products, refrigerated meals, and treats for dogs and cats in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company sells its products under the Freshpet brand; and Dognation and Dog Joy labels through various classes of retail, including grocery, mass, club, pet specialty, and natural, as well as online.

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