Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN) CFO Kelly Dilts Purchases 2,000 Shares

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) CFO Kelly Dilts acquired 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.80 per share, with a total value of $11,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up $0.23 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.82. The stock had a trading volume of 2,007,151 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,626,744. The company has a market capitalization of $202.24, a PE ratio of 8.08, a PEG ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 12 month low of $5.31 and a 12 month high of $19.50.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $105.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.02 million. Francesca's had a return on equity of 23.19% and a net margin of 5.52%. Francesca's’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.23 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's in a research note on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 price objective on Francesca's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. ValuEngine lowered Francesca's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Francesca's from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.67.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 36.3% during the fourth quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 547,320 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,001,000 after purchasing an additional 145,649 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca's during the third quarter worth $124,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 233.9% during the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 77,084 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $567,000 after purchasing an additional 53,998 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV grew its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 45.0% during the third quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 154,351 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,136,000 after purchasing an additional 47,882 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca's during the third quarter worth $186,000.

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Francesca's Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website.

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