Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) Stake Raised by Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.

Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its position in shares of Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,916,487 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,800 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Chico’s FAS were worth $16,676,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bridgewater Associates LP grew its holdings in Chico’s FAS by 28.4% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 24,935 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $203,000 after purchasing an additional 5,508 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in shares of Chico’s FAS by 2.0% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 317,716 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,586,000 after buying an additional 6,101 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Chico’s FAS by 35.0% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 24,192 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $197,000 after buying an additional 6,272 shares during the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC grew its holdings in shares of Chico’s FAS by 15.9% during the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 46,620 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $379,000 after buying an additional 6,402 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuburgh Advisers LLC grew its holdings in shares of Chico’s FAS by 35.0% during the second quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 29,376 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $239,000 after buying an additional 7,616 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.88% of the company’s stock.

CHS opened at $8.29 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 2.01. Chico’s FAS, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $7.01 and a fifty-two week high of $10.90. The stock has a market cap of $945.25 million, a P/E ratio of 12.19, a PEG ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.70.



Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.01. Chico’s FAS had a net margin of 4.06% and a return on equity of 11.79%. The company had revenue of $544.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $541.02 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Chico’s FAS, Inc. will post 0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on CHS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chico’s FAS from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Chico’s FAS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Chico’s FAS presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.67.

Chico’s FAS Profile

Chico's FAS, Inc operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories. The company's portfolio of brands consists of the Chico's, White House Black Market (WHBM), and Soma. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Chico`s FAS (NYSE:CHS)

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