Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp decreased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma now expects that the specialty retailer will earn $0.03 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.22. KeyCorp has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reduced their target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently 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 2.954% during trading on Monday, reaching $7.145. 424,506 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $265.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.877 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 52-week low of $6.71 and a 52-week high of $22.39. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $8.28 and a 200-day moving average of $12.41.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of FRAN. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 549 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 57.3% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,670 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 4,980 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $151,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter worth approximately $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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