Is Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) Now a ‘Buy’? B.Riley FBR Upgrades Stock

June 20, 2018 - By Alfred Lee

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.7 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 26 investors sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation shares while 47 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 32.50 million shares or 8.00% less from 35.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

Schroder Investment Mngmt has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Moreover, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher And Comm has 0.1% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 305,450 shares. Smithfield Trust Communications invested in 912 shares. Wexford Lp accumulated 111,190 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 57,092 shares. One Trading Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 2,286 shares. Comerica Financial Bank owns 38,207 shares. 507,900 are held by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 15,200 shares. Boston Prtnrs holds 406,216 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Quantitative Inv Management Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 175,200 shares. Massachusetts-based Putnam Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Lsv Asset Mgmt stated it has 16,700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 27,531 shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $130,886 activity. Shares for $63,684 were bought by EMMETT RICHARD J. DILTS KELLY bought 2,000 shares worth $11,600.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) Stock Upgrade

In an analyst note shared with investors earlier today, B.Riley FBR raised shares of Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) to a “Buy”. Analysts currently have a $8.0000 target price per share on the shares. B.Riley FBR’s target price per share gives a ppossible upside of 7.67 % from the close price of the stock.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Francesca’s has $8 highest and $500 lowest target. $6.50’s average target is -12.52% below currents $7.43 stock price. Francesca’s had 3 analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 18 by FBR Capital. As per Tuesday, March 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, January 9.

The stock increased 8.15% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $7.43. About 2.63 million shares traded or 182.70% up from the average. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 55.97% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 68.54% the S&P500.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $267.98 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 36.24 P/E ratio. The company's apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

More notable recent Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Francesca Holdings Corporation Stock Rose 19% in May” on June 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Francesca’s: Second Verse, Same As The First” published on June 18, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “60 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “42 Stocks Moving In Monday’s Mid-Day Session” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Francesca’s: Its Online Presence Speaks Volumes” with publication date: May 30, 2018.

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