Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 6,441 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 6,680% compared to the typical volume of 95 call options.

CHS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Chico's FAS in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Chico's FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Chico's FAS in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Chico's FAS in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Chico's FAS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chico's FAS has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.92.

Chico's FAS (CHS) traded up $0.17 during trading on Monday, reaching $9.73. The company had a trading volume of 1,424,594 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,930,000. The firm has a market cap of $1,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.52, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.73. 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 has a 12-month low of $6.96 and a 12-month high of $15.50.

Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.13. Chico's FAS had a return on equity of 13.98% and a net margin of 3.77%. The firm had revenue of $532.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $534.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. Chico's FAS’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Chico's FAS will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. SG Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $6,437,000. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $531,000. White Pine Investment CO increased its holdings in shares of Chico's FAS by 134.0% in the 4th quarter. White Pine Investment CO now owns 357,290 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,151,000 after acquiring an additional 204,625 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of Chico's FAS by 230.3% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 76,962 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $679,000 after acquiring an additional 53,658 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in shares of Chico's FAS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $125,000.

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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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