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Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.51.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on FRAN shares. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $13.70 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $19.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $22.00. Finally, analysts at Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down 3.73% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $14.18. The stock had a trading volume of 163,706 shares. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 52-week low of $12.39 and a 52-week high of $24.59. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.52 and its 200-day moving average is $16.1. The company has a market cap of $598.6 million and a P/E ratio of 15.00.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 10th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $85.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $88.11 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer. As of February 1, 2014, the Company’s operated 451 boutiques in 45 states and the District of Columbia and also served its customers through www.

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