NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Francesca's Holdings (FRAN - Get Report) are rising by 1.53% to $10.65 on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the company's 2016 fiscal first quarter results, due out before Thursday's market open.

Wall Street is expecting the Houston-based retailer to post earnings of 17 cents per share on revenue of $107.03 million.

During the same period last year, Francesca's reported earnings of 17 cents per diluted share on revenue of $95 million.

The company operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Hold" rating with a score of C on the stock.

The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth.

However, as a counter to these strengths, the team finds that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: FRAN