Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s FY2018 Earnings (FRAN)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp cut their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $1.00 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.09. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $107.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $113.15 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 8.03% and a return on equity of 36.12%. The business’s revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was originally posted by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international trademark and copyright law. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/08/23/equities-analysts-offer-predictions-for-francescas-holdings-corporations-fy2018-earnings-fran.html.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on FRAN. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. cut their target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.63.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 0.13% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $7.53. 372,507 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.71 and a one year high of $22.39. The stock has a market cap of $279.54 million, a PE ratio of 7.25 and a beta of 0.17. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $9.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.44.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRAN. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 54.7% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,467,706 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,057,000 after buying an additional 519,206 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners purchased a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter worth $4,979,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 11.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,900,598 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $42,673,000 after buying an additional 402,270 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 24.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,043,121 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $31,364,000 after buying an additional 398,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 8,143.2% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 362,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,055,000 after buying an additional 358,300 shares in the last quarter.

About Francesca’s Holdings Corporation

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.

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