Traders sold shares of Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $1.74 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $22.33 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.59 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Chico’s FAS had the 21st highest net out-flow for the day. Chico’s FAS traded up $0.02 for the day and closed at $11.25

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Telsey Advisory Group cut their target price on Chico’s FAS from $14.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 27th. Mizuho cut their target price on Chico’s FAS from $14.00 to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 27th. SunTrust Banks Inc. cut their target price on Chico’s FAS from $16.00 to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 27th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. Finally, MKM Partners reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.47.

The firm’s market capitalization is $1.48 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $11.26 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.57.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $0.25 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 the consensus estimate of $668.67 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS. Analysts expect that Chico’s FAS Inc. will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared 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 2.84%.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Eagle Asset Management raised its position in shares of Chico’s FAS by 98.4% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 1,612,618 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,366,000 after buying an additional 799,891 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in shares of Chico’s FAS by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 276,405 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,949,000 after buying an additional 6,735 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Chico’s FAS by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 476,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,080,000 after buying an additional 9,200 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised 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. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its position in shares of 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 worth $7,502,000 after buying an additional 6,163 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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