Francesca's Holdings Corporation (FRAN) on Focus After Trading At 52-Week Lows

March 20, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 25 investors sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation shares while 43 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 36.67 million shares or 0.81% less from 36.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Assetmark invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp owns 855 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio owns 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 64,900 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Quantbot L P holds 0.04% or 60,516 shares. Vanguard Group holds 0% or 2.46 million shares in its portfolio. Voya Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher owns 401,671 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset reported 0% stake. Wellington Llp invested in 212,291 shares. 652,849 were accumulated by Ameriprise Financial. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has 773,000 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Parkside Fincl Bank And Trust stated it has 51 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Primecap Management Com Ca has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Sei Com holds 0% or 789 shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $67,202 activity. $11,600 worth of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) was bought by DILTS KELLY on Friday, January 12.

The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) hit a new 52-week low and has $4.45 target or 5.00 % below today’s $4.68 share price. The 9 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $169.32M company. The 1-year low was reported on Mar, 20 by If the $4.45 price target is reached, the company will be worth $8.47M less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

The stock decreased 7.51% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $4.68. About 707,689 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has risen 27.86% since March 20, 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, 27 before the open. They expect $0.19 EPS, down 51.28 % or $0.20 from last year’s $0.39 per share. FRAN’s profit will be $6.87M for 6.16 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual EPS reported by Francesca's Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1,800.00 % EPS growth.

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

Among 15 analysts covering Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Francesca’s Holdings had 42 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 7, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, September 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Jefferies. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Mizuho. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, December 6. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, September 8. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to “Hold”. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 17 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Monday, November 23. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by SunTrust.

More recent Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) news were published by: which released: “francesca’s® Provides Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Update and Introduces …” on February 27, 2018. Also published the news titled: “francesca’s® Announces Reporting Date for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 …” on March 13, 2018.‘s news article titled: “Francesca’s: Grossly Mispriced After Blowing Second-Half 2017 Merchandise …” with publication date: March 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $169.32 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 6.5 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.

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