Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been assigned a $10.00 target price by research analysts at FBR & Co in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. FBR & Co’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 25.16% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.88.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down 4.99% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.99. 893,293 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.83 and a 200 day moving average of $13.79. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 12-month low of $7.97 and a 12-month high of $22.39. The stock has a market cap of $296.61 million, a P/E ratio of 7.69 and a beta of 0.17.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $107.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.15 million. Francesca's Holdings Corp had a return on equity of 15.16% and a net margin of 4.02%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp by 11.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,900,598 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $42,673,000 after buying an additional 402,270 shares during the period. Daruma Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp by 2.7% in the second quarter. Daruma Capital Management LLC now owns 3,253,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $35,589,000 after buying an additional 86,734 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp by 6.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,181,920 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,871,000 after buying an additional 138,799 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp by 54.7% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,467,706 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $16,057,000 after buying an additional 519,206 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp by 13.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,371,081 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $15,000,000 after buying an additional 162,352 shares during the period.

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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