Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Director Richard J. Emmett Acquires 2,500 Shares

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Director Richard J. Emmett bought 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $10.68 per share, with a total value of $26,700.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 28,874 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $308,374.32. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

FRAN opened at $9.39 on Friday. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $16.31 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $8.86. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.97. Francesca’s Holdings Corp has a 12-month low of $2.78 and a 12-month high of $21.95.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 10th. The specialty retailer reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $105.97 million during the quarter. Francesca’s had a negative return on equity of 11.70% and a negative net margin of 8.52%.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Francesca’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of FRAN. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s in the second quarter worth about $52,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s in the third quarter worth about $64,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s in the second quarter worth about $79,000. Ancora Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Francesca’s during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $713,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Francesca’s by 12.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,526,295 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $755,000 after purchasing an additional 172,095 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.73% of the company’s stock.

About Francesca’s

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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