Francesca's (FRAN) Updates Q4 Earnings Guidance

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.18-0.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $137-139 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $145.73 million.

Shares of Francesca's (NASDAQ FRAN) traded down $0.03 on Thursday, reaching $7.50. 531,900 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 675,700. The stock has a market cap of $272.43, a PE ratio of 10.42, a P/E/G ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca's has a fifty-two week low of $6.04 and a fifty-two week high of $19.50.

Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $105.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.02 million. Francesca's had a net margin of 5.52% and a return on equity of 23.19%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. analysts expect that Francesca's will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.

FRAN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. 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. BidaskClub raised shares of Francesca's from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Francesca's from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. TheStreet cut shares of Francesca's from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca's from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Sunday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $11.33.

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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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN)

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