Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) by 122.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 66,176 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 36,443 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned about 0.18% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation worth $487,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Isthmus Partners LLC grew its holdings in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 0.8% in the second quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC now owns 38,419 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $420,000 after purchasing an additional 318 shares during the last quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.5% in the second quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC now owns 15,638 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $171,000 after purchasing an additional 524 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its holdings in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 2.6% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 22,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $242,000 after purchasing an additional 570 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.1% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 67,109 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,034,000 after acquiring an additional 717 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.6% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 47,751 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $522,000 after acquiring an additional 772 shares during the last quarter.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at $7.43 on Monday. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.33 and a 12-month high of $22.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $272.94, a PE ratio of 7.66, a P/E/G ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.18.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The firm had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. The firm’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 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on FRAN shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.50.

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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.

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

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