Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Hot Stocks Among Investors: Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS), Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX)

Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Chico's FAS Inc. and related companies with our FREE daily email newsletter. The company's previous year sales total was 642.98 Million.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. For trailing twelve months, EPS value for the stock is $-0.26. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.22 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.24 and 0.2 respectively. (NYSE:CHS) a mean recommendation of 2.50.

Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The business had revenue of $600.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $596.18 million. Chico's FAS had a return on equity of 16.24% and a net margin of 2.24%. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.06. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.06.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on CHS. (NASDAQ:DXCM) now have an ABR of 1.47.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell.

Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Chico's FAS, Inc.

Among 18 analysts covering Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Angled up and price is moving up (or was recently) overall, angled down and price is moving down overall, moving sideways and the price is likely in a range. Finally, Accredited Investors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS during the first quarter valued at $142,000. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The current share price indicate that stock is -86.43% away from its one year high and is moving 12.81% ahead of its 52-week low.

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The fund owned 893,522 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after buying an additional 51,629 shares during the period. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Alibaba Group Holding by 13.2% in the third quarter.

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Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) stock tumbled -2.56% to $12.18 on the closing of 05/16/2017. Currently, the stock is -18.49% from its 50-Day High and -1.65% from the 50-day low. The stock is trading $13.77 its 50-day moving average by 1.01%.

Annual Dividend Yield of Chico's FAS Inc. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 8th. KeyBanc Capital Mkts had a markedly different take on 15/11/2016, proposing that Chico's FAS, now considered Sector Weight versus prior Overweight rating.

In related news, SVP John R. Lund purchased 2,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 13th. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. Following the completion of the acquisition, the senior vice president now owns 30,190 shares in the company, valued at approximately $416,018.20. They now have a United States dollars 14 price target on the stock. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

The stock being overvalued and undervalued sometimes depends upon the market situation as well. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its position in shares of Chico's FAS by 37.4% in the first quarter. Analyst's mean target price for NVDA is $109.97 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd now owns 210,327 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $2,503,000 after buying an additional 34,715 shares during the period. Asset Management reported 10,337 shares stake. British Columbia - Canada-based Pacad Limited has invested 0.04% in Chico's FAS, Inc. HBK Investments L P now owns 293,400 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $3,491,000 after buying an additional 233,000 shares during the period. This Beta value of Chico's FAS Inc. A total of 3.5 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 3.94 million shares.

Chico's FAS, 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 Firm is also engaged in the sale of merchandise in its domestic and worldwide retail stores.

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