Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.35-0.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.39. The company issued revenue guidance of $145-150 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $149.86 million.

Several research firms recently weighed in on FRAN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Francesca’s from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. FBR & Co reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $8.00 price target (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. B. Riley reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Francesca’s in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks cut their price target on Francesca’s from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Francesca’s from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Francesca’s presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $13.50.

Francesca’s (FRAN) opened at $7.80 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $272.20, a PE ratio of 7.64, a P/E/G ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca’s has a 52 week low of $6.33 and a 52 week high of $22.39.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results 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 had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The firm had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $119.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Francesca’s will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Francesca’s

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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