Francesca's Holdings (FRAN) Reaches $4.68 After 9.00% Down Move; Amica Mutual Insurance Company Lifted Its Honeywell International (HON) Holding

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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The stock of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 1.68% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $4.68. About 178,414 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 71.06% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 82.61% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $164.81 million company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $4.26 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:FRAN worth $14.83 million less.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company increased Honeywell International Inc (HON) stake by 23.55% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Amica Mutual Insurance Company acquired 11,472 shares as Honeywell International Inc (HON)’s stock declined 5.96%. The Amica Mutual Insurance Company holds 60,177 shares with $9.23M value, up from 48,705 last quarter. Honeywell International Inc now has $111.08B valuation. The stock increased 1.14% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $148.42. About 627,821 shares traded. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has risen 15.94% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) to report earnings on June, 5. They expect $-0.11 earnings per share, down 191.67% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.12 per share. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by Francesca's Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -155.00% negative EPS growth.

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 had 43 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, December 6 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, March 27. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, May 17 by Wedbush. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 18 by Wolfe Research. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Wolfe Research with “Peer Perform” on Thursday, December 10. Nomura downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 16 report. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Thursday, March 24. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 3 by Wedbush. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.61, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 27 investors sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation shares while 59 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 35.33 million shares or 3.67% less from 36.67 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Putnam Invests Limited Co invested in 0% or 108,600 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 76,504 shares. Arizona State Retirement System invested in 0% or 61,740 shares. Moreover, New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 37,151 shares. Aperio Group Incorporated Limited Company, a California-based fund reported 13,570 shares. American Group invested 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 42,466 shares. Sib Lc reported 0.43% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Morgan Stanley reported 695,381 shares stake. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 83,085 shares. Susquehanna Grp Limited Liability Partnership has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Los Angeles Capital Mgmt & Equity Inc holds 97,300 shares. Spark Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN). Geode Cap Ltd has 0% invested in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) for 311,273 shares.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $164.81 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 10.88 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.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $67,202 activity. On Thursday, January 11 Lawrence Steven Paul bought $55,602 worth of Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) or 10,000 shares. 2,000 shares were bought by DILTS KELLY, worth $11,600.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $874,731 activity. PARDO JAIME CHICO /FA also sold $448,440 worth of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) on Monday, February 26. Deily Linnet F also sold $426,291 worth of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) shares.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company decreased American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) stake by 19,741 shares to 108,817 valued at $10.81M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE:TSN) stake by 10,270 shares and now owns 11,711 shares. Mckesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) was reduced too.

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