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

August 12, 2018 - By Margaret Guttierez

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. Northern Tru Corp, Illinois-based fund reported 461,240 shares. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 10,043 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 58,360 shares. The California-based California Public Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Quantitative Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) or 175,200 shares. Moreover, Stevens Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 17,050 shares. Amer Intl Group holds 23,264 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P reported 0% stake. New York-based Stone Ridge Asset Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). 338,106 were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase & Company. 13,200 are held by Schroder Invest Gp. Coatue Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 52,085 shares. 58,500 are owned by Highland Capital Mngmt Lp.

Since June 7, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions 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 1.69M shares as the company’s stock rose 4.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 5.06M shares of the clothing and shoe and accessory stores company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $38.18M, up from 3.37M 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 $273.03 million 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. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, June 18. As per Tuesday, March 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

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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