Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price dropped 1.8% on Friday . The company traded as low as $12.00 and last traded at $12.08, with a volume of 211,373 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.30.

FRAN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Macquarie reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Sunday, March 27th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 price target (up from $20.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, March 29th. Wolfe Research raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. William Blair cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

The company has a market cap of $490.30 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.34. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $11.23 and a 200 day moving average of $15.44.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. The company had revenue of $106.10 million for the quarter. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, 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 acquired at an average cost of $10.56 per share, for a total transaction of $211,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $211,200. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Laurie Hummel acquired 9,500 shares of the business’s 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 disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System raised 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 worth $1,366,000 after buying an additional 1,478 shares during the last quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY raised 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 worth $12,420,000 after buying an additional 8,066 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised 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 worth $2,179,000 after buying an additional 11,956 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised 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 worth $1,566,000 after buying an additional 30,421 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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 worth $21,695,000 after buying an additional 128,581 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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