Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $16.78.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Wedbush lowered their price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Mizuho lowered their price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, FBR & Co restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st.

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Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down 1.17% on Friday, hitting $12.66. 1,039,388 shares of the stock were exchanged. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a one year low of $9.75 and a one year high of $22.39. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $14.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.87. The company has a market cap of $475.27 million, a P/E ratio of 11.61 and a beta of 0.77.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. Francesca's Holdings Corp had a return on equity of 37.74% and a net margin of 8.84%. The company had revenue of $146.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.77 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post $1.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Khalid Mir Malik sold 110,692 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.95, for a total transaction of $1,765,537.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 66,781 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,065,156.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.13% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of FRAN. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 24,120.8% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 72,178 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,301,000 after buying an additional 71,880 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 40,384 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $742,000 after buying an additional 2,222 shares during the last quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP raised its position in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 50.2% in the fourth quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP now owns 37,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $680,000 after buying an additional 12,600 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Francesca's Holdings Corp during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,960,000. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP bought a new position in Francesca's Holdings Corp during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,961,000. Institutional investors own 97.73% of the company’s stock.

About Francesca's Holdings Corp

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website.

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