Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) shares rose 5.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $7.71 and last traded at $7.66, with a volume of 1,055,401 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.26.

FRAN has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.63.

The stock has a market capitalization of $284.36 million, a P/E ratio of 7.37 and a beta of 0.19. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $8.68 and its 200 day moving average is $12.84.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results 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 business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of FRAN. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Daruma Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 2.7% in the second quarter. Daruma Capital Management LLC now owns 3,253,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $35,589,000 after buying an additional 86,734 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 13.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,371,081 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $15,000,000 after buying an additional 162,352 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 26.0% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 101,220 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,107,000 after buying an additional 20,865 shares in the last quarter.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) Stock Price Up 5.5%” was reported by Daily Political and is the sole property of of Daily Political. If you are reading this article on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of international copyright & trademark law. The correct version of this article can be accessed at https://www.dailypolitical.com/2017/09/03/francescas-holdings-corporation-fran-stock-price-up-5-5.html.

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.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.