Equities research analysts forecast that Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.08 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Chico’s FAS’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.02 to $0.11. Chico’s FAS posted earnings per share of $0.10 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 20%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Chico’s FAS will report full year earnings of $0.65 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.68. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.62 to $0.90. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Chico’s FAS.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13. The business had revenue of $532.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $534.77 million. Chico’s FAS had a return on equity of 13.98% and a net margin of 3.77%. Chico’s FAS’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share.

CHS has been the subject of a number of research reports. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. SunTrust Banks set a $12.00 price objective on Chico’s FAS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Telsey Advisory Group reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Citigroup cut Chico’s FAS from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Chico’s FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Chico’s FAS has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.91.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Chico’s FAS during the third quarter valued at about $108,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Chico’s FAS by 85.7% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 13,776 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 6,356 shares in the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new position in Chico’s FAS during the second quarter valued at about $142,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. bought a new position in Chico’s FAS during the third quarter valued at about $142,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in Chico’s FAS during the third quarter valued at about $145,000.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) traded up $0.02 on Wednesday, reaching $9.57. The company had a trading volume of 3,253,677 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,860,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,220.00, a PE ratio of 14.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.73. Chico’s FAS has a 52-week low of $6.96 and a 52-week high of $15.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th were issued a dividend of $0.0825 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. This represents a $0.33 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.45%. Chico’s FAS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.25%.

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Chico’s FAS Company Profile

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 (WHBM) and Soma brand names. The Company is also engaged in the sale of merchandise in its domestic and international retail stores.

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