Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price traded down 6.1% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $6.87 and last traded at $6.90. 958,298 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 3% from the average session volume of 987,274 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.35.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca’s in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Francesca’s from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.50.

The company has a market capitalization of $253.47, a PE ratio of 7.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.53 and a beta of 0.18.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. The firm had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. Francesca’s had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 31.88%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post 0.75 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of FRAN. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new position in Francesca’s during the first quarter worth about $173,000. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Francesca’s by 1.1% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 67,109 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,034,000 after purchasing an additional 717 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s by 3.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,498,328 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $53,700,000 after acquiring an additional 119,693 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s by 24.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,043,121 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $31,364,000 after acquiring an additional 398,888 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s by 56.1% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 61,159 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $939,000 after acquiring an additional 21,984 shares during the period.

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Francesca’s 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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