Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03), Briefing.com reports. Francesca’s had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The business had revenue of $105.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.02 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.23 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. Francesca’s updated its Q4 guidance to $0.35-0.40 EPS.
Shares of Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened at $6.94 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $286.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.04, a PEG ratio of 0.60 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca’s has a one year low of $6.33 and a one year high of $22.39.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on FRAN shares. SunTrust Banks reduced their price target on shares of Francesca’s from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. FBR & Co set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Francesca’s and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.50.
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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.
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