Guggenheim Capital LLC Has $2.04 Million Holdings in Chico’s (CHS)

Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Chico’s (NYSE:CHS) by 406.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 231,382 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 185,713 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned about 0.18% of Chico’s worth $2,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Chico’s by 119.1% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 143,273 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,282,000 after acquiring an additional 77,880 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its holdings in Chico’s by 39.6% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 812,428 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,272,000 after acquiring an additional 230,276 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its holdings in Chico’s by 120.6% during the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 174,780 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,543,000 after acquiring an additional 95,565 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in Chico’s by 80.0% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 332,532 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,975,000 after acquiring an additional 147,825 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Chico’s by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,016,352 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $18,046,000 after acquiring an additional 25,054 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.45% of the company’s stock.

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CHS has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Chico’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Chico’s in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Chico’s in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Chico’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Chico’s in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.92.

Shares of NYSE:CHS opened at $10.41 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,382.85, a PE ratio of 15.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Chico’s has a twelve month low of $6.96 and a twelve month high of $14.43.

Chico’s (NYSE:CHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.02. Chico’s had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 13.79%. The business had revenue of $587.78 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $579.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.10 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Chico’s will post 0.88 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th were given a $0.085 dividend. This is an increase from Chico’s’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 16th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.27%. Chico’s’s dividend payout ratio is 50.00%.

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About Chico’s

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.

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

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