Shares of Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) were up 3.7% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $11.91 and last traded at $11.85, with a volume of 701,920 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.43.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CHS shares. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Sunday, May 29th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on shares of Chico’s FAS from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, May 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Chico’s FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research note on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, MKM Partners lowered their target price on shares of Chico’s FAS from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chico’s FAS presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.47.

The company’s market capitalization is $1.56 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.54 and a 200 day moving average of $11.67.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.06. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.28 earnings per share. The firm earned $642.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $668.67 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Chico’s FAS Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 12th will be issued a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 8th.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased 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 during the last quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $1,046,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in Chico’s FAS during the fourth quarter valued at $1,373,000. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its stake in 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. Finally, 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.

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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