$0.13 EPS Expected for Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS)

November 15, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 $0.13 EPS Expected for Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 38 investors sold Chico’s FAS, Inc. shares while 53 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 128.51 million shares or 1.83% more from 126.20 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Comerica Financial Bank reported 0.01% in Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). City owns 1,075 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Prelude Cap Mgmt Lc has invested 0.01% in Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 0% or 53,400 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 48,377 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gsa Cap Ptnrs Llp has invested 0.05% in Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). M&T Financial Bank Corporation holds 0% or 40,959 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Parkwood Limited Co has 0.02% invested in Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). 84,435 are held by Fund. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 79,215 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Quantbot Techs L P stated it has 48,858 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 20,905 shares. Natixis reported 13,950 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Lc holds 311,843 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $145,000 activity.

Wall Street await Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) to release earnings on November, 21 before the open. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.13, down exactly $0.07 or 35.00 % from 2014’s $0.2 EPS. The expected CHS’s profit could reach $16.68 million giving the stock 14.67 P/E in the case that $0.13 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.18 EPS for the previous quarter, Chico’s FAS, Inc.’s analysts now forecast -27.78 % negative EPS growth. About 197,456 shares traded. Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has risen 1.08% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.

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

Among 18 analysts covering Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Chico’s FAS had 53 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) rating on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $10.0 target. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Wednesday, October 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Brean Capital. Wolfe Research upgraded the shares of CHS in report on Monday, November 14 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, November 14. Jefferies maintained the shares of CHS in report on Tuesday, July 4 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Telsey Advisory Group. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 25. The stock of Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 16.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and accessories, operating under the Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma brand names. The company has market cap of $979.03 million. The Firm is also engaged in the sale of merchandise in its domestic and international retail stores. It has a 10.58 P/E ratio. The Chico’s brand sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.

Another recent and important Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Chico’s FAS, Inc. Recognized for Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom” on October 18, 2017.

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