Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Expected to Earn Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.00 Per Share (FRAN)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report issued on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Quintiliano now anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.00 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.22. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s FY2018 earnings at $0.73 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on FRAN. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective (down from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.38.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 2.321% on Monday, reaching $7.275. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 424,569 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $270.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.002 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a 50 day moving average of $8.24 and a 200 day moving average of $12.37. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 52 week low of $6.71 and a 52 week high of $22.39.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.20. The company had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.27 EPS.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 3.1% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 306,174 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,700,000 after buying an additional 9,083 shares during the period. Alambic Investment Management L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 35.4% in the first quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 37,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $569,000 after buying an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG raised its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 56.8% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 275,713 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,232,000 after buying an additional 99,907 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.4% in the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 22,278 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $342,000 after buying an additional 8,127 shares during the period. Finally, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY raised its holdings in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 7.6% in the second quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 765,514 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,375,000 after buying an additional 54,314 shares during the period.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company 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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Francesca`s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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