Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) Trading 6.3% Higher

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 6.3% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $2.97 and last traded at $2.85. 476,614 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 39% from the average session volume of 783,941 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.68.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Francesca’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 11th.

The stock has a market cap of $8.64 million, a PE ratio of -0.27 and a beta of 2.25. The business has a fifty day moving average of $4.73 and a 200-day moving average of $3.84.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 28th. The specialty retailer reported ($9.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $43.75 million during the quarter. Francesca’s had a negative net margin of 8.30% and a negative return on equity of 60.35%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Francesca’s by 142.5% during the second quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. now owns 65,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $250,000 after buying an additional 38,200 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Francesca’s by 269.6% during the second quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 178,243 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $687,000 after buying an additional 130,016 shares during the period. Iszo Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Francesca’s during the second quarter worth $111,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Francesca’s during the second quarter worth $97,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca’s during the second quarter worth $45,000. Institutional investors own 36.37% of the company’s stock.

Francesca’s Company Profile (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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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