Towle & Co Increased Francescas Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Stake by $11.81 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Nellie Rakes

Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.7 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 26 investors sold FRAN 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. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Schroder Invest Mngmt Group owns 13,200 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Mason Street Advsrs Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 10,037 shares. D E Shaw And Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Schwab Charles Mngmt owns 183,376 shares. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 16,700 shares. Two Sigma Securities Limited Liability Com owns 14,910 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Sei Invests Com stated it has 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Strs Ohio holds 64,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. South Dakota Council reported 53,500 shares. Boston Prtn holds 0% or 406,216 shares in its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership stated it has 0.03% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Tower Cap Ltd (Trc) accumulated 22,474 shares. Ls Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 1,446 shares or 0% of the stock.

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

Towle & Co increased its stake in Francescas Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) by 50.08% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Towle & Co bought 1.69 million shares as the company’s stock rose 4.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 5.06 million shares of the clothing and shoe and accessory stores company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $38.18 million, up from 3.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Towle & Co who had been investing in Francescas Hldgs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $273.03M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $7.57. About 498,853 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 55.97% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 68.54% the S&P500.

Towle & Co is a Missouri-based institutional investor with more than $544.94 million AUM in March, 2014. Taken from Towle & latest Adv, the fund reported to have 8 full and part-time employees. Among which 5 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had between 26-100 clients.

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 had 2 analyst reports since March 27, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of FRAN in report on Tuesday, March 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 18 by FBR Capital.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $273.03 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 36.93 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.

Another recent and important Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Francesca’s Turnaround Is Real” on July 25, 2018.

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