Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Equities researchers at William Blair dropped their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst D. Carden now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.46.

FRAN has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lowered their target price on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine cut Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.38.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) traded down 3.36% during trading on Thursday, hitting $6.90. 1,526,160 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $8.49 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.60. The stock has a market cap of $256.15 million, a P/E ratio of 6.64 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.70 and a 12 month high of $22.39.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ 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 firm had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its stake 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 valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 549 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter worth about $161,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter worth about $173,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter worth about $187,000. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the first quarter worth about $191,000.

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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