Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are covering the stock. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.10.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on FRAN shares. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. decreased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, June 10th. Wedbush upped their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Mizuho upped their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $11.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 7th. Finally, Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Wednesday, July 6th.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 0.13% on Wednesday, hitting $15.19. The company had a trading volume of 380,080 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $14.09 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.25. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has a 12-month low of $9.75 and a 12-month high of $19.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $575.99 million, a PE ratio of 15.69 and a beta of 1.23.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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 business had revenue of $115.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $109.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Francesca’s Holdings Corp. news, insider Laurie Hummel acquired 9,500 shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.46 per share, with a total value of $99,370.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.13% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cove Street Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the second quarter valued at $1,105,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 99.2% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 283,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,128,000 after buying an additional 140,910 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $5,933,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $289,000. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 269.0% in the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 255,771 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,826,000 after buying an additional 186,458 shares in the last quarter. 96.01% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Francesca’s Holdings Corp.

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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