Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS)’s share price rose 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 changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.13.

CHS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research note on Sunday, May 29th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on Chico’s FAS from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Chico’s FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, MKM Partners cut their price objective on Chico’s FAS from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Chico’s FAS currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.45.

The stock’s market capitalization is $1.55 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $10.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.46.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.06. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. The company earned $642.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $668.67 million. The firm’s revenue was down 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Chico’s FAS Inc. will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.71%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Strs Ohio boosted its position 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 period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its position 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 period. Numeric Investors LLC bought a new position in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter worth about $1,076,000. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter worth about $1,373,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Chico’s FAS by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 136,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,458,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares during the period.

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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