$0.82 EPS Expected for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE); Francescas Holdings (FRAN) Has 1.31 Sentiment

February 14, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

Analysts expect Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) to report $0.82 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 9.33% from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. BOBE’s profit would be $16.44M giving it 23.48 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.’s analysts see 134.29% EPS growth. It closed at $77.01 lastly. It is down 55.35% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.65% the S&P500.

FrancescaÂ’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company has market cap of $196.82 million. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. It has a 7.56 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

Daruma Capital Management Llc holds 1.42% of its portfolio in Francesca's Holdings Corporation for 3.11 million shares. Paradigm Capital Management Inc Ny owns 1.94 million shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lucus Advisors Llc has 0.49% invested in the company for 47,320 shares. The New York-based Sib Llc has invested 0.43% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 692,900 shares.

Analysts await Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) to report earnings on March, 20. They expect $0.36 EPS, down 7.69% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.39 per share. FRAN’s profit will be $13.02 million for 3.78 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual EPS reported by Francesca's Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3,500.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $5.44. About 561,396 shares traded. Francesca's Holdings Corporation (FRAN) has risen 27.86% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.16% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 17% of Francesca’s’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Francesca’s, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $18.0. The stock’s average target of $15.60 is 186.76% above today’s ($5.44) share price. FRAN was included in 7 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 8. FBR Capital maintained Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Thursday, September 8 with “Mkt Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Nomura. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, September 7. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $67,202 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.34, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 34 investors sold Bob Evans Farms, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 15.17 million shares or 0.03% more from 15.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. American Interest Grp Incorporated stated it has 0% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 40,468 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 721,350 shares. Aperio Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% stake. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability invested in 0.25% or 56,409 shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon owns 332,299 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Weiss Multi holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 43,334 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 29,157 shares in its portfolio. Bancorp Of America De invested 0% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Wealthtrust holds 0% or 46 shares in its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys invested 0.01% in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE). Natixis owns 2,946 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md owns 15,356 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability has 5,448 shares.

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