Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 47,751 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 772 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned about 0.13% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation worth $522,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $173,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.3% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 4,980 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $151,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $171,000. Finally, Ironwood Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.5% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) opened at $6.90 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $253.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.58, a PEG ratio of 0.56 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 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.20. The firm had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 EPS. analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post 0.75 EPS for the current year.

FRAN has been the subject of a number of research reports. SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased 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. 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 set a $10.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of 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 assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.50.

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

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