Analysts forecast that Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Francesca's Holdings Corp’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.13 to $0.14. Francesca's Holdings Corp posted earnings per share of $0.18 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 22.2%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, June 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Francesca's Holdings Corp will report full year earnings of $1.16 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.11 to $1.18. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.24 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.11 to $1.30. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Francesca's Holdings Corp.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. Francesca's Holdings Corp had a return on equity of 37.74% and a net margin of 8.84%. The business had revenue of $146.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.77 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

FRAN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Mizuho reduced their price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Wedbush reduced their price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.78.

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Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at 12.93 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $14.97 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $485.41 million, a P/E ratio of 11.86 and a beta of 0.77. Francesca's Holdings Corp has a one year low of $9.75 and a one year high of $22.39.

In other Francesca's Holdings Corp news, insider Khalid Mir Malik sold 110,692 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.95, for a total transaction of $1,765,537.40. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 66,781 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,065,156.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.13% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 0.9% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 12,560 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 1.3% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 15,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $236,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its stake in Francesca's Holdings Corp by 1.0% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 19,725 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $303,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its stake in Francesca's Holdings Corp 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, Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Francesca's Holdings Corp 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 buying an additional 549 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.73% of the company’s stock.

Francesca's Holdings Corp 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.

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