Francesca's Holdings Corp

NASDAQ: FRAN
Source: thinkstockLeveraged buyout (LBO) activity within the specialty retail space has heated up over the past year and a half, with the completion of the Rue 21 takeout in October the most recent...
Source: ThinkstockOver the past year and a half, Wall Street has seen increased leveraged buyout (LBO) activity within the specialty retail space. The most recent takeout announcement back in May was...
Investors and traders seem to be constantly looking for fresh research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each morning to find...
Source: ThinkstockConsumer purchasing comprises almost 70% of the gross domestic product calculation. With a rising stock market and home values increasing, consumers are feeling better in 2013 than...
Source: ThinkstockThe global equity team at Jefferies (NYSE: JEF) has put together a solid list of stocks from around the globe that it thinks investors should buy.Today’s focus is on innovation,...
U.S. equity markets opened essentially flat again this morning as investors waited to see what would happen with the many data releases due out today. In Europe, the non-manufacturing PMI numbers...
Francesca Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) reported third-quarter 2012 results before markets opened this morning. The fast-fashion retailer of women’s apparel reported adjusted diluted earnings per...
U.S. equity markets opened essentially flat this morning on a day when not much new data was released. In Europe, unemployment data from Spain was awful, but not as bad as many had feared (more...
The three major U.S. stock indexes opened flat to slightly lower again this morning even though word leaked out of the European Central Bank’s likely bond-buying scheme (our coverage here)....
Source: Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesStocks are up Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.26%, the Nasdaq up 0.11% and the S&P 500 up 0.10%. Today’s only winner is a struggling...
Retail sales might not exactly be setting any blistering pace of growth, but Retail Metrics has a report out that shows a traffic boost at the end of July should offer a boost to retail same-store...
Retails sales for the month of June are expected to show only modest growth according to research firm Retail Metrics Inc. June is not a particularly good month for most retailers, and this year...
Retail Metrics is out with its forecasts showing that it still expects that the May 2012 Same Store Sales Index will come in with a gain of 1.7% for the month.  This is effectively the same forecast...
Source: Jon OggIf you watch underwritings in stocks, it would be literally impossible not to pay attention to the waves of secondary stock offerings from companies in the last 48 hours.  Some of...
These are some of this Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research calls.Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) Maintained Underperform and cut...