Francesca's (FRAN) Updates Q4 Earnings Guidance

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.18-0.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $137-139 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $145.73 million.

Francesca's (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $7.50. 531,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 675,700. Francesca's has a 52-week low of $6.04 and a 52-week high of $19.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $272.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.23.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). Francesca's had a net margin of 5.52% and a return on equity of 23.19%. The business had revenue of $105.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.02 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.23 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Francesca's will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.

FRAN has been the subject of several recent research reports. B. Riley reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca's from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca's from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Francesca's from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca's from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Sunday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.33.

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Francesca's 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, its e-commerce Website.

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