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Recent Technicals: Francesca’s Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN)


Francesca’s Corporation trades as part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Michael Prendergast. Francescas Corp is a specialty retailer, which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FRAN stock showed a previous change of -0.72% with an open at 0.77 and a close of 0.76. It reached an intraday high of 0.80 and a low of 0.76.

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The stock has a market cap of $27.4m with 36.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 34.6m shares. Trading volume reached 277,365 shares compared to its average volume of 890,448 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Francesca’s Corporation shares returned -9.71% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.06%. Over three months, it changed -49.47%. In one year it has changed -85.37% and within that year its 52-week high was 8.48 and its 52-week low was 0.64. FRAN stock is 18.94% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 3.92 and a 50 day moving average of 0.84. Currently FRAN stock is trading -80.64% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.44 that ended on 31st of January 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 1.72. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.19. The TTM EPS is 0.53, which comes to a TTM PE of 1.43. Historically, the PE high was 30.90 and the PE low was 1.43. FRAN stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  -0.17
07-31-2018:  0.01
04-30-2018:  -0.11
01-31-2018:  0.20

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 0.10, which means it may be overvalued by -689.23%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 126.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.98

SeekingAlpha:  Robust U.S. Holiday Sales Point To Strong Q4 Earnings

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -15.63%, return on assets is -8.71%, profit margin is -6.40%, price-to-sales is 0.09 and price-to-book is 0.29.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.