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How to buy Chicos FAS stock

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Chico's FAS, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Chicos FAS shares (CHS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chicos FAS employs 4,788 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Chicos FAS

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Chicos FAS. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Chicos FAS reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Chicos FAS, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chicos FAS. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Chicos FAS share price

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Chicos FAS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$0.91 - USD$5.14
50-day moving average USD$1.1114
200-day moving average USD$1.3126
Wall St. target price USD$2
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (34.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.093

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Is it a good time to buy Chicos FAS stock?

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Is Chicos FAS under- or over-valued?

Valuing Chicos FAS stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chicos FAS's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Chicos FAS's PEG ratio

Chicos FAS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.86. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Chicos FAS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chicos FAS's EBITDA

Chicos FAS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$79.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Chicos FAS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Chicos FAS financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$713 million
Return on assets TTM -5.71%
Return on equity TTM -56.18%
Profit margin -14.87%
Book value $2.476
Market capitalisation USD$143.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chicos FAS shares

There are currently 7.4 million Chicos FAS shares held short by investors – that's known as Chicos FAS's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% down from 8.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chicos FAS shares can be evaluated.

Chicos FAS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chicos FAS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chicos FAS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chicos FAS shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Chicos FAS's SIR currently stands at 4.3. In other words for every 100,000 Chicos FAS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4300 shares are currently held short.

However Chicos FAS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chicos FAS shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chicos FAS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chicos FAS's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chicos FAS shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0859% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chicos FAS shares, roughly 86 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Chicos FAS.

Find out more about how you can short Chicos FAS stock.

Chicos FAS share dividends

We're not expecting Chicos FAS to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Chicos FAS's shares ever split?

Chicos FAS's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 February 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chicos FAS shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chicos FAS shares which in turn could have impacted Chicos FAS's share price.

Chicos FAS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chicos FAS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.91 up to $5.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHS.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chicos FAS's is 1.2587. This would suggest that Chicos FAS's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chicos FAS overview

Chico's FAS, Inc. operates as an omnichannel specialty retailer of women's private branded casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories. It operates under the Chico's, White House Black Market (WHBM), Soma, and TellTale brand names. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older. The WHBM brand sells everyday basics, polished casual apparel, relaxed workwear, black and white pieces, feminine all-occasion dresses, shoes, belts, scarves, handbags, and jewelry for women 35 and older. The Soma brand sells private branded lingerie, sleepwear, and loungewear products. The TellTale brand sells private branded lingerie products. As of February 1, 2020, it operated 1,341 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Canada; and 70 international franchise locations in Mexico and 2 domestic airport locations. The company also sells its products through catalogs; and through chicos.com, chicosofftherack.com, whbm.com, soma.com, and mytelltale.com, as well as through third party channels. Chico's FAS, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

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