CHS stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
Chico's FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories.
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Currently, Chico's FAS stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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 Stocks2.com, we gathered 4 ratings published for CHS stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-29||Telsey Advisory Group||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-8-29||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-6-12||Telsey Advisory Group||Market Perform||Market Perform|
|2019-6-12||Telsey Advisory Group||n/a||Market Perform|
CHS stock analysis
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.
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 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 $3.50How 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-29||Telsey Advisory Group||Lowers Target||$4.00||$3.00||-25%|
|2019-8-29||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$4.00||$3.00||-25%|
|2019-6-12||Telsey Advisory Group||Reiterates||$5.00||$4.00||-20%|
|2019-6-12||Telsey Advisory Group||Lowers Target||$5.00||$4.00||-20%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareChico'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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|2014||$2,590 M||-||$64 M2.5%||-|
|2014||$2,680 M||3.47%||$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 M||0.10%||$101 M4.4%||2.33%|
|2019||$2,131 M||-6.63%||$36 M1.7%||-64.74%|
Quarterly financial resultsChico'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%.
|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 M||10.43%||$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||$525 M||4.97%||$-17 M-3.2%||-356.75%|
Chico's FAS ownershipWhen 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 shares||117.9 M||197.8 M||23.0 M||276.3 M|
|Float shares||107.7 M||134.6 M||20.7 M||217.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||102.6%||102.1%||87.6%||75.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||2.5%||11.7%||4.6%||17.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$3.49 - $3.69|
|Average true range||$0.28|
|50d mov avg||$3.26|
|100d mov avg||$3.31|
|200d mov avg||$4.11|
Chico's FAS performanceTo 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: