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Long or Short: Francesca’s Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN)


Francesca’s Corporation trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and is in the retail apparel and specialty industry. 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 2.46% with an open at 0.51 and a close of 0.51. It reached an intraday high of 0.51 and a low of 0.48.

PR Newswire:  BBVA Francés informs that it has filed an amendment to its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year 2018


The stock has a market cap of $17.6m with 34.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 33.3m shares. Trading volume reached 802,442 shares compared to its average volume of 677,281 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 6.92% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -22.59%. Over three months, it changed -33.38%. In one year it has changed -91.82% and within that year its 52-week high was 8.48 and its 52-week low was 0.44. FRAN stock is 14.25% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 1.85 and a 50 day moving average of 0.60. Currently FRAN stock is trading -72.67% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  BBVA Francés informs that it has filed an amendment to its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year 2018


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -1.19 that ended on 31st of January 2019. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.11. The TTM EPS is 0.30, which comes to a TTM PE of 1.68.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Jan19 (Reported on 05/03/2019): -0.61
Oct18 (Reported on 12/11/2018): -0.47
Jul18 (Reported on 09/11/2018): 0.01
Apr18 (Reported on 06/05/2018): -0.11
Jan18 (Reported on 03/27/2018): 0.10

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.23.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -45.77%, return on assets is -25.29%, profit margin is -11.30%, price-to-sales is 0.05 and price-to-book is 0.23.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :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.