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

Several equities research analysts have commented on FRAN shares. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Monday, March 21st. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Guggenheim upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Thursday, March 24th. Finally, Macquarie upped their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $13.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $486.69 million and a PE ratio of 13.25.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Laurie Hummel acquired 9,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.46 per share, for a total transaction of $99,370.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Richard W. Kunes acquired 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $10.56 per share, with a total value of $211,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, 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 have recently made changes to their positions in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY raised its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of 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 in 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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