Francesca’s Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN) Lifts Fiscal Fourth Quarter Outlook on Strong Holiday Sales –ANN, URBN, MPEL, CMCSA, UPS, EBAY, JCP, RAD

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) reported on Monday that it boosted its outlook for the Q4 finishing February 2, based on strong holiday season sales and margin performance.

Specialty retailer announced that net income for the three months period is projected to between $13.0 million to $ 13.5 million or $0.29 a share to $0.30 a share. This marks a lift of 45% to 50% over the Q4 of the earlier year’s adjusted $0.20 a share.

Francesca’s Holdings presently forecasts sales to be in the range of $84.5 million to $85.0 million, showing a boost of 37% to 38% over the earlier year period, based on a forecasted 7% to 8% similar boutique sales lift over the earlier year period.

Its competitors include Ann Inc (NYSE:ANN) that slipped -1.58% to $31.69 with the total traded volume of 164,949 shares and Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) that dropped -1.22% to $42.23 with the total traded volume of 373,807 shares.

Other services stocks with bullish trend include Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL) up 0.91% to $18.86, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) up 0.49% to $38.65 and United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) up 1.23% to $78.88, whereas with bearish trend include eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) down -1.17% to $53.07, J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) down -4.11% to $17.51 and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) down -2.43% to $1.40.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) after opening at $29.55 hit high price of $29.79 and then trading at $26.27 by plunging -6.59% and on current session volume of 2.00 million shares is higher than its average volume of 1.40 million shares.

The stock price volatility was 4.35% for a week and 4.59% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.36.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.65 as current ratio. The Company had total cash at hand $12.91million and a book value per share as $1.28 in the most recent quarter.

FRAN generated revenue of 271.33million in the following twelve months and earned $40.54million. The Company showed a positive14.94% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 24.96%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 47.03%.

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