Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports
Headlines about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6217563658961 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- ‘We’re excited about starting the party’: Channel Seven confirm new three-year broadcast deal with Magic Millions racing carnival… with ambassador Francesca Cumani to cover … (dailymail.co.uk)
- Francesca’s taps Penney exec to head up merchandising (chainstoreage.com)
- Francesca’s names new C-level exec from J.C. Penney amid strategy changes (finance.yahoo.com)
- francesca’s® Announces Appointment of Ivy R. Spargo as Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. decreased their target price on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from $15.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.50.
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ FRAN) traded up $0.33 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.43. 924,761 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 657,534. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 1-year low of $6.33 and a 1-year high of $22.39. The firm has a market cap of $272.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.66, a PEG ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.18.
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.20. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 31.88%. The business had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post 0.75 EPS for the current year.
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About Francesca’s Holdings Corporation
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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