4. As of noon trading, Francescas Holdings ( FRAN) is up $0.86 (3.7%) to $23.96 on average volume Thus far, 682,697 shares of Francescas Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.79-$24.49 after having opened the day at $24.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.10.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiary, Francesca's Collections, Inc., operates a chain of retail boutiques under the francesca's collections brand in the United States. Its retail boutiques offer apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts to female customers. Francescas Holdings has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Francescas Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Francescas Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Francescas Holdings Ratings Report now.

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