FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN) Issued By Jefferies Group

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Francesca's in a research note issued on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.68. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Francesca's’ FY2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by ($0.03). Francesca's had a net margin of 5.52% and a return on equity of 23.19%. The company had revenue of $105.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.02 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. Francesca's’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on FRAN. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Francesca's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Francesca's from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.67.

Shares of Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down $0.27 during trading on Monday, reaching $5.41. 3,304,632 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,945,917. The company has a market cap of $195.73, a P/E ratio of 7.62, a PEG ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca's has a 12-month low of $5.39 and a 12-month high of $19.50.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FRAN. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 237,427 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,598,000 after acquiring an additional 1,206 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Francesca's during the 2nd quarter worth about $151,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of Francesca's by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 71,347 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $782,000 after purchasing an additional 4,238 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its position in shares of Francesca's by 103.3% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 172,021 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,882,000 after purchasing an additional 87,388 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Airain ltd increased its position in shares of Francesca's by 19.7% during the 2nd quarter. Airain ltd now owns 21,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $231,000 after purchasing an additional 3,477 shares in the last quarter.

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Francesca's Company Profile

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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