Northern Trust Corp cut its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 484,271 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 1,178 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 1.30% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation worth $5,297,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRAN. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its position in shares of 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 worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 4,980 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $151,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $171,000. Ironwood Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.5% during the second quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC now owns 15,638 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 524 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $173,000.

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Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) opened at $7.10 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $254.94, a P/E ratio of 7.15, a PEG ratio of 0.53 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.33 and a 12 month high of $22.39.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. The company had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 31.88%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on FRAN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.50.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Francesca`s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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