Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group cut their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.36 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.48. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. ValuEngine downgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. dropped their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, FBR & Co raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. 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 an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.38.

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Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at 6.87 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $255.04 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.61 and a beta of 0.18. The company’s 50 day moving average is $8.31 and its 200-day moving average is $12.52. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.70 and a one year high of $22.39.

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

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter worth about $110,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.6% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 549 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.3% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 4,980 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter worth about $151,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the first quarter worth about $161,000.

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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