Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note issued on Monday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Quintiliano now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.22 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.23. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating and a $10.00 price objective on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s FY2018 earnings at $1.01 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.12 EPS.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 8.03% and a return on equity of 36.12%. The firm had revenue of $107.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.15 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

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A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. FBR & Co upgraded Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. 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 issued a buy rating to the company. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.63.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up 5.37% on Wednesday, hitting $7.65. The stock had a trading volume of 249,751 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $8.75 and a 200 day moving average of $12.92. The company has a market capitalization of $283.99 million, a PE ratio of 7.36 and a beta of 0.17. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 12-month low of $6.70 and a 12-month high of $22.39. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 59,317 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,613% compared to the typical volume of 3,462 put options.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 54.7% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,467,706 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $16,057,000 after buying an additional 519,206 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners bought a new position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $4,979,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 11.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,900,598 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $42,673,000 after buying an additional 402,270 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 24.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,043,121 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $31,364,000 after buying an additional 398,888 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation by 8,143.2% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 362,700 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,055,000 after buying an additional 358,300 shares in the last quarter.

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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