Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp decreased their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.39 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.47. KeyCorp currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.41 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on FRAN. 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 report on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.38.

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Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down 2.57% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.82. The company had a trading volume of 672,676 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $253.18 million, a P/E ratio of 6.56 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $8.40 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.56. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $6.70 and a one year high of $22.39.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The business had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mason Street Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of 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 valued at $136,000 after purchasing an additional 549 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $161,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $173,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $187,000. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $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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