Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) shares rose 3.7% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $11.77 and last traded at $11.66, with a volume of 1,290,297 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $11.24.

CHS has been the topic of several analyst reports. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. SunTrust Banks Inc. lowered their price objective on shares of 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. Mizuho lowered their price objective on shares of 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. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chico’s FAS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chico’s FAS currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.47.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $11.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.61. The company’s market cap is $1.53 billion.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last posted its earnings results 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 company earned $642.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $668.67 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.28 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Chico’s FAS Inc. will post $0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Investors 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 yield of 2.75%.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. 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 valued at $1,033,000 after buying an additional 3,914 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in shares of Chico’s FAS by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 147,682 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,575,000 after buying an additional 4,930 shares in the last quarter. 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 valued at $1,458,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted 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 valued at $2,949,000 after buying an additional 6,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted 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 valued at $5,080,000 after buying an additional 9,200 shares in 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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