Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.86.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 target price on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reduced their target price on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.88. The company had a trading volume of 918,443 shares. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 52 week low of $6.58 and a 52 week high of $22.39. The company has a market capitalization of $252.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.11 and a beta of 0.22. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $7.12 and a 200-day moving average of $10.36.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. The company had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its holdings 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 purchasing an additional 549 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.3% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 4,980 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $151,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the first quarter valued at approximately $161,000.

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About Francesca’s Holdings Corporation

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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