Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Research analysts at KeyCorp raised their FY2017 EPS estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $1.07 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.05. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.20 EPS.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 6th. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.08. The business earned $119.50 million during the quarter. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 8.84% and a return on equity of 37.74%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS.

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

FRAN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 5th. FBR & Co lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $18.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. Finally, Mizuho increased their price objective on Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.33.

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 1.15% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $18.42. 276,969 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $18.55 and a 200 day moving average of $15.26. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a one year low of $9.75 and a one year high of $22.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $695.93 million, a P/E ratio of 17.30 and a beta of 0.94.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Summit Securities Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at $111,000. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the third quarter valued at $119,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 99.3% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 13,189 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 6,570 shares during the last quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the third quarter valued at $156,000. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the third quarter valued at $160,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.73% of the company’s stock.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company, which conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries. The Company is a specialty retailer that operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. It is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

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