Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dividend Stock Updates: Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) share price jumped at US$ 13.45 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 13.26 a share. The dividend stock is -21.31% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 16.85 but is up 41.31% since hitting the US$ 9.62. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 30.41.

After a -0.38% fall from previous close of US$ 13.31, Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) has a US$ 1.73 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.08-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 2.41% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 0.32 and 48.8% annual payout ratio based on EPS.

The CHS has tumbled -7.85% year-to-date. The equity has gained steam in recent weeks, with shares up about 17.55% in the past three months. It added -1.7%, climbed -5.42% and jumped 14.56% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 6.8% and net income per share was seen moving at a -53.5% rate in the past five years.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is over 16% above analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 15.62. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 12, but is still below the high US$ 19 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 36.08%.

The most recent short interest data show 9.37% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 4.72 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.63 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.44.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) closed 6.49% above its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is -9.2% below another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and -1.14% below its 20-day simple moving average.

Dividend Stock Updates: Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS)

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