News articles about Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chico's FAS earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.5944874535823 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Chico's FAS (CHS) opened at $9.28 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.93. The stock has a market cap of $1,187.31, a PE ratio of 11.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 0.73. Chico's FAS has a one year low of $6.96 and a one year high of $14.60.
Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $587.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $579.75 million. Chico's FAS had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 13.79%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.10 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Chico's FAS will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a $0.085 dividend. This is a positive change from Chico's FAS’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. Chico's FAS’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.77%.
Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Chico's FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $12.00 price target (up from $11.00) on shares of Chico's FAS in a report on Thursday, March 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $14.00 target price on shares of Chico's FAS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Chico's FAS in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Chico's FAS in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.92.
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.