Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chico’s FAS earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.6935515948448 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 target price (up previously from $7.00) on shares of Chico’s FAS in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Citigroup lowered shares of Chico’s FAS from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chico’s FAS presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.91.

Shares of Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) opened at $9.07 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,160.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.55, a P/E/G ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 0.73. Chico’s FAS has a fifty-two week low of $6.96 and a fifty-two week high of $16.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.13. The business had revenue of $532.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $534.77 million. Chico’s FAS had a net margin of 3.77% and a return on equity of 13.98%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Chico’s FAS will post 0.64 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.0825 per share. This represents a $0.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. Chico’s FAS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 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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