After Reaching Milestone, Is Francescas Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s Short Interest Revealing Something?

July 27, 2018 - By Margaret Guttierez

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.7 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 26 investors sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation shares while 47 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 32.50 million shares or 8.00% less from 35.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 13,071 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Highland Cap Mgmt Lp reported 58,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Natl Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp reported 491,314 shares stake. Tower Research Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Meeder Asset Management invested in 2,757 shares or 0% of the stock. Symons Capital Management accumulated 0.04% or 24,710 shares. Citadel Limited Liability Corporation invested in 315,336 shares. 183,376 were reported by Schwab Charles Investment Management. Towle And holds 1.72% or 3.37M shares in its portfolio. Quantbot Tech Lp has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Strs Ohio reported 64,900 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp has invested 0.03% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Moreover, Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Com has 0.01% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 996,176 shares. Moreover, Principal Financial Gru has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 306,483 shares. Dc Capital Limited holds 300,000 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio.

Since June 7, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $63,684 activity.

The stock of Francescas Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) registered an increase of 11.34% in short interest. FRAN’s total short interest was 7.11 million shares in July as published by FINRA. Its up 11.34% from 6.39 million shares, reported previously. With 663,600 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 11 days to cover their FRAN’s short positions. The short interest to Francescas Holdings Corporation’s float is 22.43%.

The stock increased 1.92% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $7.98. About 461,479 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 55.97% since July 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 68.54% the S&P500.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $287.81 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 38.93 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Francesca’s has $8 highest and $500 lowest target. $6.50’s average target is -18.55% below currents $7.98 stock price. Francesca’s had 2 analyst reports since March 27, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, June 18. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $500 target in Tuesday, March 27 report.

More news for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Francesca’s Turnaround Is Real” on July 25, 2018. Fool.com‘s article titled: “Why Francesca’s Holdings Stock Popped 27.7% in June” and published on July 06, 2018 is yet another important article.

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