Press coverage about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6688935150944 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FRAN. ValuEngine cut Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. FBR & Co upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.38.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 2.35% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.70. The company had a trading volume of 1,122,450 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.91. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12-month low of $8.30 and a 12-month high of $22.39. The company has a market capitalization of $322.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.37 and a beta of 0.17.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $107.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $113.15 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 36.12% and a net margin of 8.03%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Francesca’s Holdings Corporation

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through, its e-commerce Website.

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