Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $7.91 and last traded at $7.92, with a volume of 799,370 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $8.01.

A number of research firms have issued reports on FRAN. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. FBR & Co upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.88.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.58 and its 200 day moving average is $13.64. The company has a market cap of $299.03 million, a P/E ratio of 7.753 and a beta of 0.17.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The firm 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%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.6% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 549 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.3% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 4,980 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $151,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $161,000.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company Profile

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 www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website.

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