Cambria Investment Management L.P. cut its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) by 12.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 49,439 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 6,870 shares during the quarter. Cambria Investment Management L.P. owned approximately 0.13% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation worth $541,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 29,733 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $325,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.0% in the 1st quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 19,725 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $303,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC now owns 38,419 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $420,000 after buying an additional 318 shares in the last quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.5% in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.6% in the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 549 shares in the last quarter.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) traded up 0.53% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.58. 83,341 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $7.33 and its 200 day moving average is $11.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $278.44 million, a PE ratio of 7.83 and a beta of 0.22. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 1-year low of $6.67 and a 1-year 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 for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. The business had revenue of $119.70 million during 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 company’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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FRAN has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note 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 note on Tuesday, August 15th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, July 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.86.

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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