B. Riley FBR slashes price target on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN] – find out why.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [NASDAQ: FRAN] loss -31.78% on the last trading session, reaching $2.49 price per share at the time. The company report on September 15, 2020 that francesca’s® Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results and Announces Exploration of Strategic Alternatives.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: FRAN) reports financial results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2020 and announced exploration of strategic initiatives.

Second Quarter Highlights:.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation represents 2.96 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $7.49 million with the latest information. FRAN stock price has been found in the range of $2.30 to $3.69.

If compared to the average trading volume of 349.46K shares, FRAN reached a trading volume of 1252953 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN]:

B. Riley FBR have made an estimate for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 27, 2018. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley FBR dropped their target price from $9 to $4. The new note on the price target was released on September 12, 2018, representing the official price target for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $7 to $8, while B. Riley FBR Inc. kept a Buy rating on FRAN stock. On September 06, 2017, analysts decreased their price target for FRAN shares from 10 to 8.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is set at 0.38, with the Price to Sales ratio for FRAN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.51, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.71.

Trading performance analysis for FRAN stock

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -28.03. With this latest performance, FRAN shares dropped by -21.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -84.31% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for FRAN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.69, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 36.96 for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.26, while it was recorded at 3.35 for the last single week of trading, and 4.09 for the last 200 days.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN] shares currently have an operating margin of -2.98 and a Gross Margin at +36.69. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -6.14.

Return on Total Capital for FRAN is now -6.26, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -15.12. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -41.73, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.27. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 555.74. Additionally, FRAN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 84.75, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 67.49. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 431.88, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 65.86.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN] managed to generate an average of -$4,778 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 40.65 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.51.Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for FRAN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation go to 10.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [FRAN]

There are presently around $2 million, or 61.50% of FRAN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FRAN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 94,063, which is approximately -24.292% of the company’s market cap and around 5.66% of the total institutional ownership; INVESCO LTD., holding 75,383 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $0.19 million in FRAN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $0.19 million in FRAN stock with ownership of nearly -9.357% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 14 institutional holders increased their position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation [NASDAQ:FRAN] by around 251,780 shares. Additionally, 16 investors decreased positions by around 666,929 shares, while 4 investors held positions by with 243,635 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 675,074 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FRAN stock had 7 new institutional investments in for a total of 165,634 shares, while 9 institutional investors sold positions of 583,828 shares during the same period.

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