Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) had its price target hoisted by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group from $13.00 to $15.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 1.12% from the stock’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Nomura raised their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Wedbush raised their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, June 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. raised their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.38.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at 15.17 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.09 and a 200 day moving average of $14.25. The stock has a market cap of $575.23 million, a P/E ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 1.23. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has a one year low of $9.75 and a one year high of $19.90.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.09. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. had a return on equity of 33.84% and a net margin of 8.54%. The company had revenue of $115.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.16 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $1.00 EPS for the current year.

In other Francesca’s Holdings Corp. news, insider Laurie Hummel purchased 9,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $10.46 per share, with a total value of $99,370.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.13% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the first quarter valued at approximately $301,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. raised its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 36.7% in the first quarter. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 139,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,668,000 after buying an additional 37,399 shares during the period. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the first quarter valued at approximately $4,103,000. BlackRock Group LTD raised its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 10.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 59,589 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,141,000 after buying an additional 5,556 shares during the period. Finally, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 25.5% in the first quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware now owns 409,686 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,850,000 after buying an additional 83,114 shares during the period. 96.01% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company, which conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries. The Company is a specialty retailer that operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. It is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

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