Pro-Francescas Holdings Corp Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs High in Q3 2017

January 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

 Pro Francescas Holdings Corp Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs High in  Q3 2017

Sentiment for Francescas Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN)

Francescas Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) institutional sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. The ratio has increased, as 89 investment professionals increased or opened new positions, while 68 sold and reduced their stakes in Francescas Holdings Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 36.67 million shares, down from 36.97 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Francescas Holdings Corp in their top 10 positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 25 Reduced: 43 Increased: 63 New Position: 26.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $226.12 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 8.68 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’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.

The stock increased 2.80% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $6.25. About 1.34M shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has risen 27.86% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) to report earnings on March, 20. They expect $0.36 earnings per share, down 7.69 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.39 per share. FRAN’s profit will be $13.02 million for 4.34 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual earnings per share reported by Francesca's Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3,500.00 % EPS growth.

Daruma Capital Management Llc holds 1.42% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation for 3.11 million shares. Paradigm Capital Management Inc Ny owns 1.94 million shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lucus Advisors Llc has 0.49% invested in the company for 47,320 shares. The New York-based Sib Llc has invested 0.43% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 692,900 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $67,202 activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of Francesca’s Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 15 Wall Street analysts rating Francesca’s Holdings, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 11 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $6.0 while the high is $21. The stock’s average target of $14.75 is 136.00% above today’s ($6.25) share price. FRAN was included in 42 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by Nomura. Jefferies downgraded Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Tuesday, May 17 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, May 17 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 6. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, June 10. The rating was maintained by Wolfe Research with “Peer Perform” on Thursday, December 10. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was upgraded by FBR Capital. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, November 23 report. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, September 9.

More recent Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Francesca’s Holdings Corp Stock Plummeted Friday” on January 05, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Francesca’s Is Skewed Towards The Bulls Here” on January 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Francesca’s lowers guidance” with publication date: January 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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