Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) major shareholder Cross River Capital Management purchased 5,118 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.86 per share, for a total transaction of $24,873.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Cross River Capital Management also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, June 18th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 5,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.42 per share, with a total value of $2,100.00.
  • On Wednesday, June 12th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 15,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.49 per share, with a total value of $7,350.00.
  • On Monday, June 10th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 15,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.50 per share, with a total value of $7,500.00.
  • On Wednesday, June 5th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 5,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.50 per share, with a total value of $2,500.00.
  • On Monday, June 3rd, Cross River Capital Management acquired 15,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.49 per share, with a total value of $7,350.00.
  • On Wednesday, May 29th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 20,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.50 per share, with a total value of $10,000.00.
  • On Friday, May 24th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 25,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.52 per share, with a total value of $13,000.00.
  • On Wednesday, May 22nd, Cross River Capital Management acquired 175,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.54 per share, with a total value of $94,500.00.
  • On Monday, May 20th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 78,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.56 per share, with a total value of $43,680.00.
  • On Thursday, May 16th, Cross River Capital Management acquired 20,000 shares of Francesca’s stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.55 per share, with a total value of $11,000.00.

Francesca’s stock traded down $0.38 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $4.29. The stock had a trading volume of 351,635 shares, compared to its average volume of 95,003. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $1.26. Francesca’s Holdings Corp has a twelve month low of $4.05 and a twelve month high of $99.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.69, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.82.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 3rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.20) by $1.08. The company had revenue of $119.31 million during the quarter. Francesca’s had a negative net margin of 11.38% and a negative return on equity of 14.30%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRAN. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s in the 4th quarter valued at $25,000. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management lifted its stake in shares of Francesca’s by 700.7% in the 1st quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management now owns 39,557 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 34,617 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Francesca’s by 14,059.6% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 33,275 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 33,040 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in shares of Francesca’s by 16.5% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 98,116 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $95,000 after purchasing an additional 13,864 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Francesca’s by 73.1% in the 4th quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC now owns 121,646 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $118,000 after acquiring an additional 51,361 shares during the period. 67.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Francesca’s Company Profile

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of boutiques. The company offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts for women between the ages of 18 and 35. Its apparel products include dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry comprise necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

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