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How to buy Francescas Holdings Corporation stock | $100

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Francesca's Holdings Corporation is an apparel retail business based in the US. Francescas Holdings Corporation shares (FRAN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Francescas Holdings Corporation employs 1,159 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$333.9 million.

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  3. Search for Francescas Holdings Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FRAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Francescas Holdings Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$100, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Francescas Holdings Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Francescas Holdings Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Francescas Holdings Corporation share price

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Francescas Holdings Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$100
52-week rangeUSD$0.5 - USD$10.6
50-day moving average USD$2.4884
200-day moving average USD$3.8355
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-15.845

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Is it a good time to buy Francescas Holdings Corporation stock?

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Francescas Holdings Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $100 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) 19,130.77%
1 month (2020-12-15) 11,527.91%
3 months (2020-10-15) 3,025.00%
6 months (2020-07-15) 2,132.14%
1 year (2020-01-15) 1,004.97%
2 years (2019-01-15) 12,210.72%
3 years (2018-01-12) 1,618.21%
5 years (2016-01-15) 491.72%

Is Francescas Holdings Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Francescas Holdings Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Francescas Holdings Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Francescas Holdings Corporation's PEG ratio

Francescas Holdings Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.91. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Francescas Holdings Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Francescas Holdings Corporation's EBITDA

Francescas Holdings Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Francescas Holdings Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Francescas Holdings Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$333.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$149.5 million
Return on assets TTM -7.93%
Return on equity TTM -127.22%
Profit margin -14.73%
Book value $4.731
Market capitalisation USD$6.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Francescas Holdings Corporation shares

There are currently 357,528 Francescas Holdings Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Francescas Holdings Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 39.9% down from 595,290 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Francescas Holdings Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Francescas Holdings Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Francescas Holdings Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Francescas Holdings Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Francescas Holdings Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 458369.23076923). Francescas Holdings Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.78. In other words for every 100,000 Francescas Holdings Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 780 shares are currently held short.

However Francescas Holdings Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Francescas Holdings Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Francescas Holdings Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Francescas Holdings Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Francescas Holdings Corporation shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1588% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Francescas Holdings Corporation shares, roughly 159 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Francescas Holdings Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Francescas Holdings Corporation stock.

Francescas Holdings Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Francescas Holdings Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Francescas Holdings Corporation's shares ever split?

Francescas Holdings Corporation's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 2 July 2019. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Francescas Holdings Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Francescas Holdings Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Francescas Holdings Corporation's share price.

Francescas Holdings Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Francescas Holdings Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.5 up to $10.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRAN.US volatility(beta: 2.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Francescas Holdings Corporation's is 2.2861. This would suggest that Francescas Holdings Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Francescas Holdings Corporation overview

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of boutiques. The company offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts for women between the ages of 18 and 35. Its apparel products, including dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry comprise necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. The company's accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, beauty products, and hair accessories; and gifts comprising fragrances, candles, bath and body products, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of February 1, 2020, the company operated approximately 711 boutiques in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as served its customers through francescas.com. Francesca's Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On December 3, 2020, Francesca's Holdings Corporation, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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