Francesca’s (FRAN) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.27

Media stories about Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Francesca’s earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6217563658961 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up $0.39 on Monday, reaching $7.80. The company had a trading volume of 1,827,274 shares, compared to its average volume of 999,102. The company has a market capitalization of $286.53, a PE ratio of 7.64, a PEG ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.23. Francesca’s has a 1-year low of $6.33 and a 1-year high of $22.39.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The business had revenue of $119.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $119.80 million. Francesca’s had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Francesca’s will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on FRAN. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca’s in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Francesca’s from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $8.00 price target (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s in a report on Friday, August 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.50.

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About Francesca’s

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, its e-commerce Website.

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