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Francesca's(FRAN - Get Report) operates a national chain of retail boutiques designed and merchandised. Its Francesca's collections are a specialty retailer in the United States. This stock is trading up 1.4% at $34.76 in recent trading.
Today's Volume: 1.1 million
Average Volume: 806,862
Volume % Change: 165%
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From a technical perspective, FRAN is moving notably higher here with above average volume, and it's started to enter breakout territory above some past overhead resistance at $33.93. This move is coming after FRAN soared on Friday from $31 to over $34 on monster volume.
Traders should continue to look for long-biased traders in FRAN as long as it's trending above $34 to $33 with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above 806,862 shares as bullish. If we continue to see FRAN hold that trend, then this stock has a great chance of hitting $40 in the near future. The probability of hitting $40 will increase once it takes out today's intraday high of $36.11 with high volume.
On the flipside, I would avoid FRAN or look for short-biased trades if it moves back below $32.75 to 32.50 with heavy volume. That would mean the breakout has failed and FRAN could retrace some of its recent gains.
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-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.