Wall Street await Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) to release earnings on September, 14. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.18, down exactly $0.04 or 18.18% from 2014’s $0.22 EPS. The expected FRAN’s profit could reach $6.93M giving the stock 20.83 P/E in the case that $0.18 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.18 EPS for the previous quarter, Francesca’s Holdings Corp’s analysts now forecast 0.00% EPS growth. About 696,835 shares traded hands. Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has declined 9.72% since February 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.21% the S&P500.
Out of 12 analysts covering Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. Francesca’s Holdings has been the topic of 21 analyst reports since November 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wedbush maintained the stock on September 8 with “Neutral” rating.
The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2016 Q2. Its down 1.04, from 1.83 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 55 funds sold all Francesca’s Holdings Corp shares owned while 47 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 53 increased positions. They now own 35.63 million shares or 12.06% less from 40.51 million shares in 2016Q1.
Daruma Capital Management Llc holds 2.67% of its portfolio in Francesca’s Holdings Corp for 3.70 million shares. Weatherbie Capital Llc owns 1.15 million shares or 1.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pleasant Lake Partners Llc has 1.66% invested in the company for 111,133 shares. The Washington-based Tieton Capital Management Llc has invested 1.58% in the stock. Sib Llc, a New York-based fund reported 81,165 shares.
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company, which conducts its business through its subsidiaries. The company has a market cap of $577.74 million. The Firm is a specialty retailer that operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. It has a 15.51 P/E ratio. It is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment.
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