Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of 0.08 per share on Monday, December 19th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 1st.

Shares of Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) opened at 15.85 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.80. Chico’s FAS has a 52 week low of $9.61 and a 52 week high of $16.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 100.96 and a beta of 0.73.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 22nd. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.07. The business earned $596.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $610.83 million. Chico’s FAS had a net margin of 0.84% and a return on equity of 14.41%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Chico’s FAS will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current year.

Dividend History for Chico`s FAS (NYSE:CHS)

CHS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of Chico’s FAS from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $13.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chico’s FAS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 24th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 price target (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research note on Sunday, September 4th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.79.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CHS. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 10.1% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 18,750 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 1,720 shares during the period. Investment Management of Virginia LLC raised its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 0.9% in the second quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC now owns 346,147 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,707,000 after buying an additional 2,992 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 6.5% in the second quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 51,699 shares of the company’s stock worth $554,000 after buying an additional 3,166 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 24.2% in the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 16,297 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 3,178 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 12.0% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 30,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $326,000 after buying an additional 3,265 shares during the period. 90.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Chico’s FAS Company Profile

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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