FBR & Co reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) in a research report released on Wednesday. FBR & Co currently has a $8.00 price objective on the specialty retailer’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $10.00.

Several other analysts have also commented on FRAN. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price target on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Francesca's Holdings Corp currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $14.38.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at 6.87 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $255.04 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.61 and a beta of 0.18. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.31 and its 200-day moving average is $12.52. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 1-year low of $6.71 and a 1-year high of $22.39.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The business had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. Francesca's Holdings Corp had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 25.53%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post $0.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of FRAN. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 15,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $236,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 133.6% in the 1st quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 56,062 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $861,000 after buying an additional 32,066 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 71.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 67,160 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,032,000 after buying an additional 28,078 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its holdings in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 6.3% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 52,694 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $808,000 after buying an additional 3,106 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC increased its holdings in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 13.9% in the 1st quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 14,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 1,745 shares during the period.

Francesca's Holdings Corp 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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