Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Quintiliano now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.47. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock.

FRAN has been the subject of several other reports. ValuEngine downgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 target price on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.38.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down 2.57% during trading on Friday, hitting $6.82. 672,674 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $253.18 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.56 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 52-week low of $6.70 and a 52-week high of $22.39. The company’s 50-day moving average is $8.40 and its 200 day moving average is $12.56.

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

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRAN. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 54.7% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Boston Partners acquired a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $4,979,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 11.5% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 24.3% during the 1st 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 8,143.2% during the 2nd 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 during the last quarter.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 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.

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

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