Francesca’s Holdings Corp: Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc Opened Position

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 Francesca's Holdings Corp: Mariko Gordon's Daruma Capital Management Llc Opened Position

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 25 investors sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation shares while 43 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 36.67 million shares or 0.81% less from 36.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Menta Capital Lc holds 0.14% or 127,725 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0% or 4.57 million shares in its portfolio. 18,490 were reported by Hartford Management. 3,266 are held by Ameritas Investment Prns. Prudential reported 1.46M shares. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability owns 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 4,371 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny holds 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 27,509 shares. Tower Research Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 12,220 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 72,105 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Systematic Financial Mngmt L P has 0.02% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Connor Clark Lunn Mngmt Limited holds 408,045 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board has invested 0.01% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Gsa Partners Ltd Liability Partnership invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN).

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 insider sales for $67,202 activity. DILTS KELLY also bought $11,600 worth of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) shares.

The New Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc Holding in Francesca’s Holdings Corp

Daruma Capital Management Llc reported SC 13G/A form with the SEC for Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Access it here: 000108514618000820. As reported by Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc, the filler owns 8.61% or 3,113,825 shares of the Consumer Discretionary–company.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: December 31, 2017. This shows Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc’s positive view for Francesca’s Holdings Corp. For a hedge fund managing $2.31 billion in assets and having 20+ experts this is interesting position.

The hedge fund is investor in the Finance sector. In the manager’s last 13-F, we saw 25% of Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc’s portfolio is in the sector.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp Institutional Sentiment

Filings show 138 investors own Francesca’s Holdings Corp. The ownership in Q3 2015 is high, at Infinity of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 5255800. 52463695 were owned by these investors. 17 funds opened new Francesca’s Holdings Corp stakes, 67 increased positions. There were 18 that closed positions and 42 reduced them.

2 investors had the stock in their top 10. Some are: .

Sib Llc is an investor bullish on Francesca’s Holdings Corp, owning 81165 shares as of Q3 2015 for 0.81% of its portfolio. Tieton Capital Management Llc owns 269890 shares or 3.08% of its portfolio. NY Cooper Creek Partners Management Llc have 4.22% of its portfolio for 341933 shares. Further, Cove Street Capital Llc reported stake worth 2.14% of its portfolio. The NY Buckingham Capital Management Inc owns 2343104 shares. Francesca’s Holdings Corp is 2.59% of its portfolio.

Business Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website. The Company offers apparel, such as dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company provides jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company offers accessories, such as handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company provides gifts, such as fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items. The Company operates its boutiques under the francesca’s brand.

SEC Form 13G.

Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Capital Management Llc website.

Analysts await Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) to report earnings on March, 20. They expect $0.36 earnings per share, down 7.69 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.39 per share. FRAN’s profit will be $13.02M for 3.76 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual earnings per share reported by Francesca's Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3,500.00 % EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $5.42. About 529,589 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has risen 27.86% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.16% the S&P500.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $196.09 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 7.53 P/E ratio. The company'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 15 analysts covering Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Francesca’s Holdings has $21 highest and $6.0 lowest target. $14.75’s average target is 172.14% above currents $5.42 stock price. Francesca’s Holdings had 42 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, May 17 report. SunTrust maintained Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Macquarie Research upgraded Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has “Peer Perform” rating given on Thursday, December 10 by Wolfe Research. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. FBR Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, November 23 report. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The firm has “Peer Perform” rating given on Wednesday, May 18 by Wolfe Research. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush.

More recent Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “My Case For Francesca’s Value” on January 24, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Are Insiders Signaling A Turnaround Ahead For Francesca’s?” on January 21, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Francesca’s Holdings: These Comments Don’t Compute” with publication date: January 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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