Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS)’s share price traded up 3.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $11.77 and last traded at $11.66, with a volume of 1,290,297 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.24.

CHS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Telsey Advisory Group reduced their target price on shares of Chico’s FAS from $14.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 27th. Mizuho reduced their target price on shares of Chico’s FAS from $14.00 to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 27th. SunTrust Banks Inc. reduced their target price on shares of Chico’s FAS from $16.00 to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 27th. KeyCorp reiterated 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 reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.47.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $11.36 and its 200-day moving average is $11.62. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.53 billion.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Investors of record on Monday, September 12th will be given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.76%.

Several large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake in 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. Calvert Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $1,046,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $1,373,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP increased 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 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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