Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report released on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.17. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on FRAN. ValuEngine raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. FBR & Co raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.63.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 4.25% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.85. The stock had a trading volume of 315,859 shares. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 52-week low of $6.71 and a 52-week high of $22.39. The company has a 50-day moving average of $9.12 and a 200 day moving average of $13.29. The firm has a market cap of $291.42 million, a P/E ratio of 7.56 and a beta of 0.17.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $107.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $113.15 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 36.12% and a net margin of 8.03%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Smith Asset Management Group LP increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 150.6% in the first quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 215,473 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,308,000 after buying an additional 129,500 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 122.6% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 89,885 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,444,000 after buying an additional 49,501 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 12.5% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 552,256 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,477,000 after buying an additional 61,189 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 1.5% in the first quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 25,150 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $386,000 after buying an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC increased its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 13.9% in the first quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 14,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 1,745 shares during the last quarter.

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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