Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price was up 0.3% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $16.70 and last traded at $16.74, approximately 7,890 shares changed hands during trading. A decline of 97% from the average daily volume of 290,690 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.69.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Francesca’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th.
The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $16.74 and its 200 day simple moving average is $6.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.55.
Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, September 10th. The specialty retailer reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $105.97 million during the quarter. Francesca’s had a negative net margin of 11.24% and a negative return on equity of 14.02%.
In other Francesca’s news, Director Richard J. Emmett bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $11.43 per share, for a total transaction of $57,150.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,374 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $301,454.82. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s during the 2nd quarter valued at $52,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s in the 3rd quarter valued at $64,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s in the 2nd quarter valued at $79,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Francesca’s by 12.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,526,295 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $755,000 after buying an additional 172,095 shares during the period. Finally, Shah Capital Management grew its holdings in shares of Francesca’s by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter. Shah Capital Management now owns 1,725,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $853,000 after buying an additional 262,900 shares during the period.
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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