Media coverage about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 48.8535689479555 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 2.45% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.11. 1,159,097 shares of the stock were exchanged. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.71 and a 12-month high of $22.39. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.24 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.37. The company has a market capitalization of $263.94 million, a PE ratio of 6.84 and a beta of 0.18.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.20. The company had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.78 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $8.00 target price (down from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reduced their target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.38.

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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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