Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN) CEO Acquires $55,600.00 in Stock

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) CEO Steven Paul Lawrence bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.56 per share, for a total transaction of $55,600.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at $5.82 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $210.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.08, a P/E/G ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a fifty-two week low of $5.31 and a fifty-two week high of $19.50.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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%. The business’s revenue was down 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post 0.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on FRAN. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca's in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet lowered Francesca's from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine lowered Francesca's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 target price on Francesca's and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.67.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of FRAN. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in Francesca's during the second quarter worth $110,000. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC bought a new stake in Francesca's during the third quarter worth $124,000. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new stake in Francesca's during the third quarter worth $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Francesca's during the second quarter worth $151,000. Finally, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Francesca's during the third quarter worth $186,000.

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About Francesca's

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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