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Is Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.05, or 0.97%, to $5.22. The Chico’s FAS Inc. has recorded 18,943 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Chico’s FAS, Inc. Announces First Quarter Sales and Earnings Conference Call.

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Stocks Info

CHS belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Apparel Retail industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $5.17 and fluctuated between $5.23 as its day high and $5.01 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Chico’s FAS Inc. is $673.34M. A total of 2.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.91M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, CHS has seen 10 BUY and 21 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,147,886 and the disposition of 583,116 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 17 BUYs and 30 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,341,590 shares during that period but sold 1,144,505.

In the most recent transaction, Brooks Bonnie R. sold 69,600 shares of CHS for 6.28 per share on Mar 16. After the transaction, the Director now owns 704,640 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 10, Brooks Bonnie R. sold 30,400 shares at 6.15 per share. CHS shares that Director owns now total 774,240.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Brooks Bonnie R. disposed of 100,000 shares on Nov 30 at a per-share price of $5.75. This resulted in the Director holding 892,527 shares of CHS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Brooks Bonnie R. sold 100,000 shares at $5.02 per share on Sep 21. Company shares held by the Director now total 992,527.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. CHS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/13/2020 when it declared a $0.09 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/30/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/20/2019 with an ex-dividend date of 12/6/2019. The CHS stock dividend was $0.0870 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for CHS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $7.63 with high estimates of $9.25 and low estimates of $6.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CHS has a high of $7.30 and a low of $3.92.

As of this writing, CHS has an earnings estimate of $0.27 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.29 per share and a lower estimate of $0.26. The company reported an EPS of $0.2 in the last quarter, which was 53.80% higher than expectations of $0.13.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. CHS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $115.11M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $652.59M in debt and $487.38M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.70, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $221.50M.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for CHS is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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