Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) shares traded up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $11.88 and last traded at $11.84, with a volume of 509,890 shares. The stock had previously closed at $11.57.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. MKM Partners reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, Mizuho cut their price target on Chico’s FAS from $14.00 to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, May 27th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Chico’s FAS presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.45.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $11.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.52. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.58 billion.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 12th will be issued 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 2.67%.

Other hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eagle Asset Management increased its stake in Chico’s FAS by 98.4% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 1,612,618 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,366,000 after buying an additional 799,891 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group bought a new stake in Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $12,970,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Chico’s FAS by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 954,871 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,189,000 after buying an additional 138,281 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its stake in Chico’s FAS by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 703,102 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,502,000 after buying an additional 6,163 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LLC increased its stake in Chico’s FAS by 19.0% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 658,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,025,000 after buying an additional 105,000 shares during the last quarter.

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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