Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) CEO Purchases $55,600.00 in Stock

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) CEO Steven Paul Lawrence purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $5.56 per share, with a total value of $55,600.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $5.34. 1,154,951 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,634,623. The firm has a market capitalization of $199.71, a P/E ratio of 7.42, a P/E/G ratio of 0.70 and a beta of -0.05. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a 12-month low of $5.31 and a 12-month high of $19.09.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $105.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 for the quarter was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.23 EPS. analysts forecast that Francesca's Holdings Corp will post 0.53 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of FRAN. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Francesca's during the second quarter worth $110,000. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca's in the third quarter valued at $124,000. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca's in the third quarter valued at $135,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in Francesca's in the fourth quarter valued at $150,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Francesca's in the second quarter valued at $151,000.

Several research firms have commented on FRAN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca's from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca's in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet downgraded shares of Francesca's from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 price target on shares of Francesca's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.67.

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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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