Analysts' Activity: Chico's Fas (NYSE:CHS)

Xavier Trudeau
Mai 19, 2017

Media stories about Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on CHS. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd now owns 210,327 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $2,503,000 after buying an additional 34,715 shares in the last quarter.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CHS. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Chico's FAS by 25.2% in the first quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 7.04% which for the week approaches 4.1%. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 82,300 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $1,184,000 after buying an additional 13,064 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Chico's FAS by 2.5% in the third quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $118,000.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 8%. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Chico's FAS Inc. and related companies with our FREE daily email newsletter.

The share price of the company (NYSE:CHS) was down -2.56%, with a high of 12.78 during the day and the volume of Chico's FAS, Inc. shares traded was 4217011. The company's stock has a normal trading capacity of 2.49M shares while the relative volume is 1.30. The current share price indicate that stock is -86.43% away from its one year high and is moving 12.81% ahead of its 52-week low. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $13.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.01. Viking Therapeutics, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -28.24% from its high of $1.7 to a $30.05 million market value through last close. (CHS) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) to announce $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Chico's FAS, Inc. has a 16.61% short float with 15 days to cover. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.22 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.24 and 0.2 respectively.

It's even better if the EPS growth rate has been accelerating in recent quarters and years.

Currently, the market capitalization of Chico's FAS Inc. The current share price indicates that stock is -25.37% away from its one year high and is moving 29.94% ahead of its 52-week low. Investors of record on Monday, June 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.0825 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th. First Tru Advsr LP holds 0.01% in The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV) or 103,937 shares. Chico's FAS's dividend payout ratio is now 76.19%. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at Wolfe Research upgraded Chico's FAS, Inc. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.17017, the 24 month is 0.78014, and the 36 month is 0.84814.

The company reported its EPS on 02/22/2017. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Hold and their mean rating for the stock is 3.00 on scale of 1-5. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $15.07. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 719.67% to analysts' high consensus price target. ROEDER ROSS E sold 10,000 shares worth $155,669. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.30, for a total transaction of $732,660.50. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.32, for a total transaction of $285,340.32. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 153,260 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,191,618. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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