Wall Street analysts expect Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) to announce $105.15 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Francesca’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $104.80 million to $105.50 million. Francesca’s posted sales of $105.79 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 0.6%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Francesca’s will report full year sales of $454.20 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $452.00 million to $456.40 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $468.70 million, with estimates ranging from $452.20 million to $485.20 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Francesca’s.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 11th. 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 return on equity of 3.35% and a net margin of 0.12%. The business had revenue of $113.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.77 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub lowered shares of Francesca’s from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. B. Riley lowered shares of Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $9.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Francesca’s has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.67.

Shares of FRAN opened at $2.80 on Friday. Francesca’s has a 12 month low of $2.79 and a 12 month high of $8.48. The firm has a market cap of $114.83 million, a PE ratio of 5.38 and a beta of 0.18.

In other news, Director Martyn R. Redgrave acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.93 per share, with a total value of $58,950.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 70,353 shares in the company, valued at $276,487.29. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Steven Paul Lawrence acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.11 per share, with a total value of $41,100.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 209,832 shares in the company, valued at approximately $862,409.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s during the 2nd quarter worth $133,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s during the 2nd quarter worth $159,000. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Francesca’s by 58.3% during the 2nd quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 21,339 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 7,855 shares during the period. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s during the 2nd quarter worth $192,000. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Francesca’s during the 2nd quarter worth $196,000. 96.46% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Francesca’s Company Profile

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company's apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

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