Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down 2.1% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $12.08 and last traded at $12.08, with a volume of 412,664 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.34.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Macquarie reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Sunday, March 27th. Wedbush reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price target (down previously from $12.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Friday, June 10th. FBR & Co reduced their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $19.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. increased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $10.94 and its 200 day moving average is $15.66. The company has a market cap of $486.69 million and a P/E ratio of 13.25.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter. Francesca’s Holdings Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. Analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 78,466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,366,000 after buying an additional 1,478 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position 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 valued at $1,566,000 after buying an additional 30,421 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position 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 valued at $2,179,000 after buying an additional 11,956 shares during the period. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its position 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 valued at $12,420,000 after buying an additional 8,066 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position 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 valued at $21,695,000 after buying an additional 128,581 shares during the period.

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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