Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) recovered 2.06% of its value since hitting low of $9.9. The recent move of -2.89% drop pushed the stock to close at $9.92 when trading ended on Jul. 14, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $9.9 and $10.27. This company shares are 26.01% off its target price of $12.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $388.37M. The recent change has given its price a -19.3% deficit over SMA 50 and -55.69% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -13.66% declines, -31.73% declines and -45.52% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found FRAN’s volatility during a week at 5.41% and during a month it has been found around 4.35%.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $412 million or 0% in FRAN stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Blackrock Inc. owns $47.88 million in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, which represents roughly 12.33% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.62% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 3,498,328 shares of the stock are valued at $35.74 million. The third largest holder is Daruma Capital Management Llc, which currently holds $32.35 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 8.33% of its market capitalization.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 13F Filings

At the end of March 2017 reporting period, 92 institutional holders increased their position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) by some 4,866,886 shares, 97 decreased positions by 7,075,586 and 22 held positions by 28,368,289. That puts total institutional holdings at 40,310,761 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 32 new institutional investments totaling 2,036,415 shares while 31 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,142,461 shares.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Chief Administrative Officer Malik Khalid Mir has sold 110,692 shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) in trading session dated Mar. 28, 2017. These shares are worth $1,765,537 and were traded at $15.95 each. The SEC filing shows that HUMMEL LAURIE performed a purchase of 7,000 shares. The Chief Merchandising Officer added these shares by way of transaction on Jun. 30, 2016. The company’s shares were assimilated at $10.97 per share worth to an investment of some $76,790 on account of HUMMEL LAURIE.

Chief Merchandising Officer, HUMMEL LAURIE, purchased 9,500 common shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) in the open market. In a transaction dated Jun. 24, 2016, the shares were bought at an average price of $10.46, giving away a sum of $99,370. After this purchase, 27,332 common shares of FRAN are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $271,133.

In the transaction dated Jun. 13, 2016, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the Interim CEO and President; KUNES RICHARD W added a total of 20,000 shares at an average price of $10.56, amounting to approximately $211,200. The insider now directly owns 20,000 shares worth $198,400.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 5 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.43 average brokerage recommendation.

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