Headlines about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7839467605016 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

FRAN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. 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 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.86.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down 1.73% during trading on Thursday, hitting $6.81. The stock had a trading volume of 1,162,842 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $7.26 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.92. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.58 and a one year high of $22.39. The stock has a market cap of $250.16 million, a P/E ratio of 7.04 and a beta of 0.22.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 31.88%. The firm had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.75 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 www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website.

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