Francesca’s was Downgraded to a Sell Rating at FBR Capital

By Austin Angelo

Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) received a Sell rating and a $14 price target from FBR Capital analyst Susan Anderson today. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $17.43.

According to, Anderson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.0% and a 55.1% success rate. Anderson covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Ascena Retail Group, Abercrombie Fitch, and ClubCorp Holdings.

Francesca’s has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $14.50.

The company has a one year high of $19.90 and a one year low of $9.75. Currently, Francesca’s has an average volume of 926.2K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 16 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of FRAN in relation to earlier this year.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. engages in shopping business through its subsidiaries. It operates through the Operation of Boutiques and Direct-To-Consumer Website segments. The Operation of Boutiques segment engages in merchandise offered at retail locations through the direct-to-consumer business. The Direct-To-Consumer Website segment offers consumers the complementary nature of shopping online and through boutiques. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.