Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – KeyCorp reduced their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma now expects that the specialty retailer will earn $0.03 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.22. KeyCorp has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $9.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. FBR & Co set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.38.

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Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up 2.321% during trading on Monday, reaching $7.275. 424,569 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $270.07 million, a PE ratio of 7.002 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.71 and a 12 month high of $22.39. The company has a 50-day moving average of $8.24 and a 200-day moving average of $12.37.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly 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 the consensus estimate of $119.80 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.27 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in 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 valued at $42,673,000 after purchasing an additional 402,270 shares during the period. Daruma Capital Management LLC increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Daruma Capital Management LLC now owns 3,253,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $35,589,000 after purchasing an additional 86,734 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,181,920 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,871,000 after purchasing an additional 138,799 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in 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 valued at $16,057,000 after purchasing an additional 519,206 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its position in Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,371,081 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $15,000,000 after purchasing an additional 162,352 shares during the period.

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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