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Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, American Banking & Market News reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.51.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at 14.00 on Thursday. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 1-year low of $12.39 and a 1-year high of $24.54. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.49 and its 200-day moving average is $16.13. The company has a market cap of $591.0 million and a P/E ratio of 14.45.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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. Analysts expect that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post $1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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.

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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