Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) Receives News Impact Score of 0.24

Press coverage about Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.8087062513879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) traded up $0.22 during trading on Monday, hitting $7.01. The stock had a trading volume of 592,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 994,672. The firm has a market capitalization of $254.57, a PE ratio of 7.23, a PEG ratio of 0.53 and a beta of 0.18. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a 1-year low of $6.33 and a 1-year high of $22.39.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The business had revenue of $119.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $119.80 million. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 31.88% and a net margin of 7.28%. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corporation will post 0.75 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on FRAN. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 price objective (down from $10.00) on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. ValuEngine lowered Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.86.

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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, its e-commerce Website.

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