Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) Rating Reiterated by FBR & Co

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reissued by investment analysts at FBR & Co in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 6th. They currently have a $8.00 price objective on the specialty retailer’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $10.00. FBR & Co’s price target points to a potential upside of 7.24% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on FRAN. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.38.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 3.32% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.46. The stock had a trading volume of 2,663,973 shares. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.71 and a one year high of $22.39. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $8.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $276.94 million, a PE ratio of 7.18 and a beta of 0.18.

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 the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 31.88%. The company had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.27 EPS. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.75 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of FRAN. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 54.7% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,467,706 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,057,000 after acquiring an additional 519,206 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $4,979,000. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,900,598 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $42,673,000 after acquiring an additional 402,270 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 24.3% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,043,121 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $31,364,000 after acquiring an additional 398,888 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 8,143.2% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 362,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,055,000 after purchasing an additional 358,300 shares during 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.

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