Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) Stock Price Target Moved to $17.00 at Telsey Advisory Group

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) shares were down on Wednesday Nov 23 with lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, boosting the price target of stock.

Meanwhile, in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% fell 3.5 points to 19,019, essentially unchanged on the day. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.26% fell 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,196, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.48% shed 34 points to 5,353, a loss of 0.6%.

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Telsey Advisory Group from $13.00 to $17.00. With a rating of Market Perform on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $16.07. The one-year price target of $14.42 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $15.81, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the stock recently.

Shares of Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) opened at $15.81 on Tuesday and has traded in a range between, $15.49 and $15.81, and last traded at $15.53, which represents a decrease of $0.32 per share or -2.02% over the previous closing price.

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) now has a market cap of 2.01B.

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) Average Daily Trading Volume

The stock’s average daily volume is 2,441,030 shares out of a total float 124,373,000 and some 385,520 shares traded hands yesterday, lower than the norm. Momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to pinpoint large volume growth or distribution by institutional investors, so look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days.

As with all possible breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to indicate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind, Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS) now has a 50-day MA of $12.55 and 200-day MA of $11.80. It has traded in a 52-week range between $9.61 – 16.07 and today’s last price is 3.36%% lower than the 52 week high of $16.07.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% for the past 3 years.

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