Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note issued to investors 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.

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, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 8.03% and a return on equity of 36.12%. The business had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. FBR & Co upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. lowered 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.38.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) traded down 3.36% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $6.90. 1,526,260 shares of the stock traded hands. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.70 and a one year high of $22.39. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.60. The stock has a market cap of $256.15 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.64 and a beta of 0.18.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $110,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 purchasing an additional 549 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake 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 purchasing 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 $151,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter worth $161,000.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Francesca`s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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