Market Runner: What Next for Francesca’s Holdings Corp Stock After Today’s Huge Increase?

Market Runner: What Next for Francesca's Holdings Corp Stock After Today's Huge Increase?

The stock of Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) is a huge mover today! About 816,512 shares traded hands or 26.31% up from the average. Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 8.39% since April 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.03% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $640.62M company. It was reported on Nov, 10 by Barchart.com. We have $28.39 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:FRAN worth $442.03M more.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Ratings Coverage

Out of 14 analysts covering Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 29% are positive. Francesca’s Holdings has been the topic of 31 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating given by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 21. Guggenheim upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Thursday, March 24 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush on Saturday, September 5 to “Outperform”. The stock of Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 17. Mizuho maintained Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Wednesday, September 9 with “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of FRAN in a report on Tuesday, September 27 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, June 10 by FBR Capital. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, September 7 report.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a specialty retailer of women’s apparel products. The Company operates a chain of retail boutiques in the United States. It offers apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts to female customers. The company also sells its products through e-commerce Website, francescascollections.com. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2016. Its down 1.04, from 1.83 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 55 funds sold all Francesca’s Holdings Corp shares owned while 47 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 53 increased positions. They now own 35.63 million shares or 12.06% less from 40.51 million shares in 2016Q1.
Deutsche Financial Bank Ag accumulated 627,464 shares or 0% of the stock. Panagora Asset Mngmt last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Ajo L P has 289,969 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Laurion Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 14,542 shares. State Street Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN). New York State Common Retirement Fund owns 85,455 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lucus Advsr Ltd Liability Co holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 30,943 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 13,189 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN). Jpmorgan Chase And Communication has 181,772 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Boothbay Fund Limited Liability Corporation last reported 0.05% of its portfolio in the stock. Wellington Gp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% or 202,397 shares in its portfolio. Tudor Investment Et Al has 0.01% invested in the company for 43,824 shares. Blackrock Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 68,937 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 10, 2016, the stock had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $288,019 net activity. HUMMEL LAURIE also bought $76,819 worth of Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Thursday, June 30. KUNES RICHARD W also bought $211,200 worth of Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) shares.

More recent Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Stock Plummeted Today” on May 17, 2016. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Francesca’s Holdings: Stop The Music And Find A Seat” on October 13, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Francesca’s Holdings: CEO Resignation Sheds Light On Company’s Failings” with publication date: May 31, 2016 was also an interesting one.

FRAN Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (francesca’s), incorporated on April 13, 2007, is a holding company, which conducts its business through its subsidiaries. The Firm is a specialty retailer, which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. The Firm is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. The Company’s apparel category includes dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company’s jewelry category includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company’s accessories category includes handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company’s gifts category includes fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items.

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