Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price rose 2.2% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $12.48 and last traded at $12.39, with a volume of 220,438 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.12.

FRAN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Monday, March 21st. Wolfe Research upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 13th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Friday, June 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $497.13 million and a P/E ratio of 13.53. The company has a 50-day moving average of $10.99 and a 200 day moving average of $15.62.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.17 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current year.

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

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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 in the last quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY raised 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 in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised 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 in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised 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 in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake 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 worth $1,366,000 after buying an additional 1,478 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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