Analysts See $0.26 EPS for Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS); Imperva (IMPV)’s Sentiment Is 0.94

May 18, 2018 - By Charlene Higgins

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Imperva Inc (IMPV) investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.49, from 1.43 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 74 active investment managers increased or opened new positions, while 79 cut down and sold stakes in Imperva Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 29.92 million shares, up from 29.31 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Imperva Inc in top ten positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 27 Reduced: 52 Increased: 44 New Position: 30.

Analysts expect Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) to report $0.26 EPS on May, 23.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.26 EPS. CHS’s profit would be $33.59 million giving it 10.24 P/E if the $0.26 EPS is correct. After having $0.11 EPS previously, Chico's FAS, Inc.’s analysts see 136.36% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $10.65. About 2.72M shares traded. Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has declined 35.50% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.05% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.21, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 18 investors sold Chico's FAS, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 121.29 million shares or 4.50% less from 127.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 371,303 shares. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 57,189 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aqr Cap Management Ltd invested in 0.01% or 752,169 shares. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). Rhumbline Advisers owns 312,742 shares. Shufro Rose & Limited Liability Company owns 0.03% invested in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) for 34,200 shares. Skyline Asset Mgmt L P invested in 1.01% or 1.43 million shares. 3,780 are owned by Ls Inv Llc. Pacad Invest Ltd, British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 10,800 shares. Piedmont Investment Advsrs Ltd Company owns 26,269 shares. Paloma Company has invested 0.01% in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). Gsa Capital Partners Llp reported 48,727 shares. Quantbot Tech Lp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) for 38,673 shares. 131,801 are owned by Amundi Pioneer Asset.

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 has market cap of $1.38 billion. The company's portfolio of brands consists of the Chico's, White House Black Market , and Soma. It has a 13.53 P/E ratio. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.

Among 18 analysts covering Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Chico’s FAS has $22 highest and $7.0 lowest target. $12.76’s average target is 19.81% above currents $10.65 stock price. Chico’s FAS had 61 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) earned “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Monday, March 5. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, March 1. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, August 31 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, November 23 by Wolfe Research. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) on Wednesday, November 25 with “Market Perform” rating. SunTrust maintained Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) on Friday, May 27 with “Buy” rating.

Another recent and important Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Macy’s steps in as mall hero” on May 16, 2018.

Imperva, Inc. engages in the development, market, sale, and support of cyber security solutions that protect business critical data and applications in the cloud or on premises worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.64 billion. The companyÂ’s SecureSphere product line provides database, file, and Web application security in various data centers, including on-premise data centers, as well as private, public, and hybrid cloud computing environments. It has a 70.6 P/E ratio. The Company’s SecureSphere product also secures business-critical applications and data; and provides an accelerated route to address regulatory compliance and establishes a repeatable process for data risk management.

North Run Capital Lp holds 15.27% of its portfolio in Imperva, Inc. for 629,659 shares. Rgm Capital Llc owns 1.29 million shares or 4.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, 13D Management Llc has 2.35% invested in the company for 198,791 shares. The Minnesota-based Kopp Investment Advisors Llc has invested 1.89% in the stock. Eminence Capital Lp, a New York-based fund reported 2.89 million shares.

More recent Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Elliott’s 13F Shows New Stake in Commault (CVLT), Dish (DISH), Micro Focus (MFGP) (more…)” on May 15, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Acacia Research, A10 Networks, Imperva, PotlatchDeltic, Blackhawk Network …” on April 27, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Imperva to Present at Upcoming Conferences” with publication date: May 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Imperva’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Imperva, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $52.0 while the high is $55.0. The stock’s average target of $53.50 is 13.11% above today’s ($47.3) share price. IMPV was included in 6 notes of analysts from August 30, 2016. As per Friday, November 4, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Monday, September 26. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) earned “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Tuesday, August 30. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, February 10. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $47.3. About 176,251 shares traded. Imperva, Inc. (IMPV) has risen 4.82% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.73% the S&P500.

Analysts await Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $-0.71 earnings per share, down 610.00% or $0.61 from last year’s $-0.1 per share. After $-0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Imperva, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 343.75% negative EPS growth.

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