CHS stock: buy or sell?

CHS stock price: $3.53 0.57% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


After sliding for 4 days, Friday Chico's FAS grew a tiny 0.57%, closing at $3.53. Yesterday CHS collapsed a scary -8.55%. Last session broke a streak of 4 red days in a row.

Chico's FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories.

Should I buy CHS stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Chico's FAS stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean CHS will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Chico's FAS stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we gathered 4 ratings published for CHS stock in the last month.

Is CHS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-29Telsey Advisory Groupn/aMarket Perform
2019-8-29Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-6-12Telsey Advisory GroupMarket PerformMarket Perform
2019-6-12Telsey Advisory Groupn/aMarket Perform

CHS stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a scary -8.55% yesterday, Chico's FAS closed today at $3.53 and grew a tiny 0.57%.

After sliding a scary -8.55% yesterday, Chico's FAS closed today at $3.53 and grew a tiny 0.57%. CHS is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $4.26.

CHS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a dazzling 18.29% in a week last week, Chico's FAS closed this week at $3.53 and collapsed a dreadful -16.15%.

CHS stock chart (weekly)

CHS stock price history

CHS IPO was on March 24th, 1993 at $0.36 per share1. Since then, CHS stock surged a 880.60%, with an average of 33.90% per year. If you had invested right after CHS's IPO a $1,000 in CHS stock in 1993, it would worth $8,806.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

CHS stock historical price chart

CHS stock reached 52-week highs on October at $8.19, and all-time highs 2006-02-22 with a price of 37.52.

CHS stock price target is $3.50

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we found 4 price predictions for CHS stock:
CHS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-29Telsey Advisory GroupLowers Target$4.00$3.00-25%
2019-8-29Morgan StanleyLowers Target$4.00$3.00-25%
2019-6-12Telsey Advisory GroupReiterates$5.00$4.00-20%
2019-6-12Telsey Advisory GroupLowers Target$5.00$4.00-20%
(in average)$4.50$3.50-22.0%
Moving in a range from $4.00 and $3.00, the price forecast for CHS stock is $3.50. In average, analysts' outlook on CHS price target is negative, downgrading the prediction by a -22.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Chico's FAS let down analysts on March when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.07 when the analysts' forecast was $-0.09.
CHS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2018, last anual turnover report draw an awful drop down of -6.63% to $2,131.14 M USD. Likewise, its profit margin (compared to sales) depreciated to 1.67%, that is $35.61 million.

CHS annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$2,590 M-$64 M2.5%-
2014$2,680 M3.47%$63 M2.3%-1.87%
2015$2,675 M-0.18%$65 M2.4%2.70%
2015$2,660 M-0.57%$1.95 M0.1%-96.98%
2016$2,642 M-0.67%$1.95 M0.1%-0.21%
2016$2,480 M-6.14%$89 M3.6%4,489.41%
2017$2,476 M-0.14%$91 M3.7%2.15%
2017$2,280 M-7.93%$99 M4.3%8.19%
2018$2,282 M0.10%$101 M4.4%2.33%
2019$2,131 M-6.63%$36 M1.7%-64.74%

Quarterly financial results

Chico's FAS posted $524.73 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 4.97% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-16.64 million with a profit margin of -3.17%. Profit margin slightly fell a -4.47% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.30%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Chico's FAS sales marked a shocking loss and collapsed a -10.73%.
CHS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$584 M-$33 M5.6%-
2017-Q3$579 M-0.88%$22 M3.8%-32.54%
2017-Q4$532 M-8.00%$17 M3.1%-24.75%
2018-Q1$588 M10.43%$28 M4.8%67.62%
2018-Q2$562 M-4.42%$29 M5.2%3.68%
2018-Q3$545 M-3.04%$17 M3.1%-42.19%
2018-Q4$500 M-8.23%$6 M1.3%-61.35%
2019-Q1$525 M4.97%$-17 M-3.2%-356.75%

Chico's FAS ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Chico's FAS shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.47% of all shares.

Bearish positions for CHS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Chico's FAS:

Market cap$416.1 M$59.3 M$390.5 M$5.2 B
Total shares117.9 M197.8 M23.0 M276.3 M
Float shares107.7 M134.6 M20.7 M217.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)102.6%102.1%87.6%75.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.5%11.7%4.6%17.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

CHS summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$3.49 - $3.69
Previous close$3.51
Session gain0.57%
Average true range$0.28
50d mov avg$3.26
100d mov avg$3.31
200d mov avg$4.11
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lb06c

Chico's FAS performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Chico's FAS to Ascena Retail, Cato and L Brands:
CHSChico's FAS6.65%-12.62%-54.22%
ASNAAscena Retail-57.75%-71.96%-92.89%
LBL Brands-22.12%-27.23%-34.00%

Chico's FAS competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Chico's FAS competitors to check if you are interested in investing in CHS: