Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Expected to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.19 Per Share (FRAN)

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Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Analysts at FBR & Co issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. FBR & Co analyst S. Anderson anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.19 per share for the quarter. FBR & Co currently has a “Mkt Perform” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Francesca’s Holdings Corp.’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.19 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.41 EPS.
Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.09. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. had a net margin of 8.54% and a return on equity of 32.21%. The company earned $115.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $109.16 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year.
Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (up previously from $14.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. in a report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Wedbush boosted their price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday. Nomura boosted their price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Mizuho boosted their price objective on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. from $11.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.08.

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Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded down 4.74% during trading on Friday, reaching $15.27. 1,674,321 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $613.18 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.69 and a beta of 1.23. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $13.47 and a 200-day moving average of $14.50. Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has a 1-year low of $9.75 and a 1-year high of $19.90.
In other Francesca’s Holdings Corp. news, insider Laurie Hummel bought 9,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 24th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $10.46 per share, with a total value of $99,370.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Richard W. Kunes bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.56 per share, for a total transaction of $211,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $211,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.13% of the company’s stock.
Francesca’s Holdings Corp. 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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