Stock of The Day: Francesca’s Holdings Corp Can’t Be More Safe. Trades Significantly Higher

Stock of The Day: Francesca's Holdings Corp Can't Be More Safe. Trades Significantly Higher

The stock of Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) is a huge mover today! About 807,512 shares traded hands or 41.66% up from the average. Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 4.82% since April 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.37% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $640.97 million company. It was reported on Nov, 22 by We have $18.44 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:FRAN worth $44.87M more.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Ratings Coverage

Out of 14 analysts covering Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 21% are positive. Francesca’s Holdings has been the topic of 33 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, August 5. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 16. As per Wednesday, May 18, the company rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research. Wedbush maintained the shares of FRAN in a report on Thursday, September 8 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush on Saturday, September 5 to “Outperform”. Mizuho maintained Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Wednesday, September 7 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by FBR Capital on Tuesday, November 15. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, March 29.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a specialty retailer of women’s apparel products. The Company operates a chain of retail boutiques in the United States. It offers apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts to female customers. The company also sells its products through e-commerce Website, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.20, from 0.79 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 55 funds sold all Francesca’s Holdings Corp shares owned while 47 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 53 increased positions. They now own 35.63 million shares or 12.06% less from 40.51 million shares in 2016Q1.
Ls Advsr accumulated 1,446 shares or 0% of the stock. Vanguard accumulated 3.28M shares or 0% of the stock. Employees Retirement System Of Texas accumulated 0.01% or 81,000 shares. Tower Rech Cap Ltd Liability (Trc) owns 8,307 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn has 15,167 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN). Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 4,895 shares. South Dakota Investment Council has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN). Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN). State Teachers Retirement has 37,551 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 2,024 shares. Paloma Prtn Mgmt has 76,721 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Advisors Ltd Liability last reported 51,567 shares in the company. Tieton Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp last reported 146,658 shares in the company. Meeder Asset Mgmt holds 36 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 10, 2016, the stock had 2 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $288,019 net activity. HUMMEL LAURIE had bought 7,000 shares worth $76,819. KUNES RICHARD W bought $211,200 worth of stock.

More news for Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) were recently published by:, which released: “Why Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Stock Plummeted Today” on May 17, 2016.‘s article titled: “Francesca’s Holdings: Stop The Music And Find A Seat” and published on October 13, 2016 is yet another important article.

FRAN Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (francesca’s), incorporated on April 13, 2007, is a holding company, which conducts its business through its subsidiaries. The Firm is a specialty retailer, which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. The Firm is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. The Company’s apparel category includes dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company’s jewelry category includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company’s accessories category includes handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company’s gifts category includes fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items.

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