Brokerages expect Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) to report $106.76 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $104.50 million and the highest estimate coming in at $110.40 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation reported sales of $119.47 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 10.6%. The business is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, December 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will report full-year sales of $106.76 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $479.70 million to $487.40 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $512.56 million per share, with estimates ranging from $499.70 million to $525.60 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ 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 business had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on FRAN. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 price objective (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their price objective 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.86.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter worth about $110,000. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in the second quarter worth about $224,000. Daruma Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 2.7% in the second quarter. Daruma Capital Management LLC now owns 3,253,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $35,589,000 after purchasing an additional 86,734 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 13.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,371,081 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $15,000,000 after purchasing an additional 162,352 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 26.0% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 101,220 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,107,000 after purchasing an additional 20,865 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) traded up 2.65% on Friday, reaching $6.97. 566,345 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $7.14 and its 200 day moving average is $10.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $256.04 million, a PE ratio of 7.20 and a beta of 0.22. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.58 and a 12-month high of $22.39.

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.

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