Q1 2019 Earnings Forecast for Francesca's Holdings Corp Issued By KeyCorp (FRAN)

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) – Research analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Francesca's in a report issued on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst E. Yruma anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Francesca's’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.57 EPS.

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Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, March 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. Francesca's had a return on equity of 16.52% and a net margin of 3.30%. The firm had revenue of $138.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.50 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other brokerages have also weighed in on FRAN. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Francesca's in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of Francesca's in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. BidaskClub raised Francesca's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. SunTrust Banks set a $8.00 target price on Francesca's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Francesca's in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Francesca's presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.75.

Shares of NASDAQ FRAN opened at $4.80 on Friday. Francesca's has a 1-year low of $4.51 and a 1-year high of $16.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $169.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.23, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 0.04.

In other Francesca's news, CEO Steven Paul Lawrence purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.56 per share, with a total value of $55,600.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 233.9% during the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 77,084 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $567,000 after purchasing an additional 53,998 shares during the period. Boston Partners increased its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 17.3% during the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 633,557 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,631,000 after purchasing an additional 93,449 shares during the period. Robotti Robert acquired a new position in shares of Francesca's during the fourth quarter valued at $2,726,000. Jennison Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 68.6% during the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 106,738 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $780,000 after purchasing an additional 43,446 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Francesca's by 22.3% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 76,344 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $562,000 after purchasing an additional 13,899 shares during the period. 99.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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