Market Runner: Chicos Fas Inc (NYSE:CHS) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

November 30, 2016 - By Peter Erickson   ·   0 Comments

Market Runner: Chicos Fas Inc (NYSE:CHS) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

Sentiment for Chicos Fas Inc (NYSE:CHS)

Chicos Fas Inc (NYSE:CHS) institutional sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1.02 in 2016Q1. The ratio has increased, as 98 funds increased and opened new stock positions, while 96 trimmed and sold equity positions in Chicos Fas Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 113.89 million shares, down from 123.41 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Chicos Fas Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 31 Reduced: 65 Increased: 75 New Position: 23.

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 and Soma brand names. The company has a market cap of $1.97 billion. The Company’s brands are specialty retailers of private label women’s apparel and related products. It has a 35.21 P/E ratio. The Company’s product is available to clients in its domestic and international retail stores, through its e-commerce Websites, through telephone through its call centers, and through an unaffiliated franchise partner in Mexico.

About 2.21 million shares traded hands. Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has risen 15.01% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.78% the S&P500.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “CHICO’S FAS, INC. is a specialty retailer of exclusively designed, private label casual clothing and related accessories. Each store offers collections of color coordinated tops, pants, shorts, skirts, jumpsuits, dresses, vests, jackets, outerwear, socks and accessories, including leather and fabric belts, scarves, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.”

White Pine Investment Co holds 1.11% of its portfolio in Chico’s FAS, Inc. for 173,590 shares. Investment Management Of Virginia Llc owns 346,147 shares or 0.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Skyline Asset Management Lp has 0.81% invested in the company for 1.03 million shares. The Florida-based Deprince Race & Zollo Inc has invested 0.61% in the stock. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp, a Texas-based fund reported 287,094 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $489,154 net activity.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Chico’s FAS’s analysts are positive. Out of 18 Wall Street analysts rating Chico’s FAS, 8 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 10 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $11 while the high is $22. The stock’s average target of $14.60 is -4.82% below today’s ($15.34) share price. CHS was included in 31 notes of analysts from August 14, 2015. The stock of Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by BB&T Capital. M Partners initiated the shares of CHS in a report on Thursday, September 17 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by FBR Capital on Friday, May 27. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 25 with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 23 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 27 by SunTrust. On Monday, November 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 25 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Peer Perform” rating given by Wolfe Research on Tuesday, August 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 25 by Brean Capital.

CHS Company Profile

Chico’s FAS, Inc., incorporated on December 1, 1983, 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. The Company’s product is available to clients in its domestic and international retail stores, through its e-commerce Websites, through telephone through its call centers, and through an unaffiliated franchise partner in Mexico. The Firm operates approximately 1,520 stores across over 50 states, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and Canada, and sold merchandise through over 40 franchise locations in Mexico. The Company’s boutiques are located in upscale outdoor shopping areas, indoor shopping malls, and street-front locations. The Company’s outlet stores are located in outlet centers. It also sells clearance merchandise on its Websites.

More notable recent Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Here’s Why Chico’s FAS, Inc. Shares Are Surging Now” on November 22, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Chico’s FAS, Inc. Announces Appointment of Diane Ellis as President of its …” published on October 07, 2016, Investorplace.com published: “Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) Stock Hits 52-Week High” on November 14, 2016. More interesting news about Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Chico’s FAS, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Sales and Earnings Conference Call” published on October 23, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Chico’s FAS, Inc. Stock Popped Today” with publication date: August 31, 2016.

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