Francesca's (FRAN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Francesca's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.1157073460859 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Francesca's stock opened at $4.71 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $183.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.54, a PEG ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 0.04. Francesca's has a one year low of $4.65 and a one year high of $16.50.

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FRAN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 price target on shares of Francesca's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Francesca's in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Francesca's currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.75.

In related news, CEO Steven Paul Lawrence acquired 10,000 shares of the 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 legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

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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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