Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.14.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. ValuEngine lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Wedbush lowered their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Finally, FBR & Co reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Tuesday, March 21st.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 1.01% during trading on Monday, reaching $10.02. 578,774 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 1-year low of $9.72 and a 1-year high of $22.39. The company has a market capitalization of $371.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.64 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a 50 day moving average of $12.17 and a 200-day moving average of $15.84.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 36.12% and a net margin of 8.03%. The company had revenue of $107.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.15 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 earnings per share. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FRAN. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.3% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 15,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $236,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.0% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 19,725 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $303,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.5% in the first quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 25,150 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $386,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.6% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 549 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 20,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $368,000 after buying an additional 670 shares in the last quarter.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Francesca`s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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