Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) rose 5.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $12.09 and last traded at $11.95, with a volume of 497,588 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.31.

FRAN has been the subject of a number of research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Wedbush downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reduced their price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $10.66 and its 200 day moving average is $15.82. The company has a market capitalization of $475.85 million and a P/E ratio of 12.95.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter. Francesca’s Holdings Corp.’s revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Laurie Hummel purchased 9,500 shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $10.46 per share, for a total transaction of $99,370.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Richard W. Kunes purchased 20,000 shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.56 per share, with a total value of $211,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $211,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Columbus Circle Investors purchased a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $5,809,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 11.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,246,094 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,695,000 after buying an additional 128,581 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 51.1% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 89,921 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,566,000 after buying an additional 30,421 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 125,141 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,179,000 after buying an additional 11,956 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 713,366 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,420,000 after buying an additional 8,066 shares during the last quarter.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company, which conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries. The Company is a specialty retailer that operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. It is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

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