Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reissued by FBR & Co in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the stock. FBR & Co’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 7.83% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price target (up previously from $14.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Wedbush boosted their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Nomura boosted their price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.38.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $15.14. The company had a trading volume of 449,294 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $574.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.64 and a beta of 1.23. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has a 12 month low of $9.75 and a 12 month high of $19.90. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.25 and its 200 day moving average is $14.27.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 7th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $115.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.16 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. had a return on equity of 33.84% and a net margin of 8.54%. The business’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corp. will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 18.1% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,516,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,056,000 after buying an additional 232,500 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 2.8% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 165,120 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,164,000 after buying an additional 4,429 shares during the last quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. by 0.7% in the first quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 81,147 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,555,000 after buying an additional 604 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the second quarter valued at $119,000. Finally, Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $11,908,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.01% of the company’s stock.

About Francesca’s Holdings Corp.

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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