Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 1.6% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $12.52 and last traded at $12.41, with a volume of 151,608 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.21.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Macquarie restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Sunday, March 27th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 target price (down previously from $12.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note on Friday, June 10th. FBR & Co cut their target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $19.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. dropped their price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, June 10th. One equities 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. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $506.37 million and a P/E ratio of 13.78. The company’s 50-day moving average is $11.23 and its 200 day moving average is $15.44.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 9th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.17 EPS. The business earned $106.10 million during the quarter. The business’s revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities 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, CEO Richard W. Kunes purchased 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 13th. The stock was bought 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 owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $211,200. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Laurie Hummel purchased 9,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 24th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $10.46 per share, with a total value of $99,370.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted 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 during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted 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 period. Sei Investments Co. boosted 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 period. Finally, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted 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 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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