Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Under Analyst Spotlight

12/05/2016 - Chico's FAS, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. 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. Finally, Rothschild Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS during the first quarter valued at approximately $23,495,000.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CHS. Lazard Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Chico's FAS by 5.6% in the third quarter. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $27,560 was made by Lund John R on Monday, March 13. 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. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP increased its position in Chico's FAS by 18.9% in the fourth quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in shares of Chico's FAS by 37.4% in the first quarter. The Red Alder Llc holds 10,841 shares with $156,000 value, down from 32,782 last quarter. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a "hold" rating on shares of Chico's FAS in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. (NYSE:CHS) stock opened its trade at $12.46 and after floating in a range of $12.10 to $12.78, settled at $12.18. A total of 3.5 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 3.94 million shares.

Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) was trading -29.43% below its 52-week high and +22.87% above its 52-week low. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -11.38% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -11.35% and -8.26% respectively. 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.

The conference call is being webcast live over the Internet, which you may access in the Investors section of the Chico's FAS, Inc. corporate website. (NYSE:CHS). Wellington Mngmt Llp reported 0.02% in Chico's FAS, Inc. Chico's FAS had a return on equity of 16.24% and a net margin of 2.24%. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.06.

The stock diminished about -11.08% in the past 5 years, this negative value indicates that the stock constantly going down in previous years as well. The stock lost -2.56% in total of its share price.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 26th. Hallmark Cap Mngmt has invested 0% in The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (NYSE:GDV). The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 2 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 12 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Chico's FAS's dividend payout ratio is 76.19%.

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Valuation Ratios of Chico's FAS, Inc. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $6.67 a share. Royal Bank of Canada set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Chico's FAS and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

The stock is now showing YTD performance of -17.36 Percent. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Chico's FAS presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $15.07. ROEDER ROSS E sold 10,000 shares worth $155,669. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 153,260 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,191,618.

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