Shares of Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) traded up 3.7% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $11.59 and last traded at $11.54, with a volume of 860,920 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $11.13.

CHS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. MKM Partners reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.45.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $10.90 and a 200 day moving average of $11.45. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.52 billion.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $642.98 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $668.67 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.28 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Chico’s FAS Inc. will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.77%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CHS. Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 19.5% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 96,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,025,000 after buying an additional 15,700 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 96,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,033,000 after buying an additional 3,914 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter worth about $1,076,000. Alambic Investment Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter worth about $1,354,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter worth about $1,373,000.

Chico’s FAS, Inc is a specialty retailer of women’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories and other non-clothing items operating under the Chico’s, White House Black Market (WHBM) and Soma brand names. The Company’s brands are specialty retailers of private label women’s apparel and related products.

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