Zix (ZIXI) EPS Estimated At $0.04; Chicos Fas (CHS) Has 1.03 Sentiment

February 1, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) to report $0.04 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.04 EPS. ZIXI’s profit would be $2.20M giving it 26.44 P/E if the $0.04 EPS is correct. After having $0.03 EPS previously, Zix Corporation’s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4.23. About 144,663 shares traded. Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has risen 57.30% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.60% the S&P500.

ChicoÂ’s FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of womenÂ’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories. The company has market cap of $1.22 billion. The company's portfolio of brands consists of the ChicoÂ’s, White House Black Market , and Soma. It has a 14.13 P/E ratio. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.

Analysts await Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.07 EPS, down 30.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.1 per share. CHS’s profit will be $8.94M for 33.96 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual EPS reported by Chico's FAS, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -46.15% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.63% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $9.51. About 2.53M shares traded. Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) has risen 1.08% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.

Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc holds 1.03% of its portfolio in Chico's FAS, Inc. for 731,476 shares. Skyline Asset Management Lp owns 1.43 million shares or 1.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, White Pine Investment Co has 0.73% invested in the company for 152,665 shares. The Texas-based Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp has invested 0.49% in the stock. Qcm Cayman Ltd., a Texas-based fund reported 15,690 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Chico’s FAS’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Chico’s FAS, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $15.0 while the high is $17.0. The stock’s average target of $16 is 68.24% above today’s ($9.51) share price. CHS was included in 6 notes of analysts from August 31, 2016. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) on Tuesday, November 15 to “Sector Weight” rating. Wolfe Research upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $16.0 target in Monday, November 14 report. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Mizuho. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Telsey Advisory. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 14.

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention , and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) security solutions to the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors in the United States. The company has market cap of $232.81 million. The firm offers Zix Email Encryption that allows an enterprise to use policy-driven rules to determine email messages that should be sent securely to comply with regulations or company-defined policies. It has a 33.31 P/E ratio. It also provides ZixDirectory, an email encryption community to share identities; Best Method of Delivery, a patented solution designed to deliver email based on the sender??s and recipient??s communications environment and preferences; and ZixGateway, which automatically encrypts and decrypts messages with sensitive content.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold Zix Corporation shares while 36 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 35.43 million shares or 2.77% more from 34.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Waters Parkerson Ltd Llc, Louisiana-based fund reported 12,750 shares. Susquehanna Intl Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 41,452 shares. Tower Rech Capital Ltd (Trc) holds 0% or 8,407 shares. Guggenheim Ltd reported 17,339 shares stake. Kestrel Mgmt stated it has 458,650 shares. First Trust Advsr L P owns 168,447 shares. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt holds 123,432 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cadence Capital owns 289,970 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) for 2.26M shares. Cornercap Inv Counsel reported 125,475 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt stated it has 303,033 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 546,111 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI). Barclays Plc reported 3,051 shares. State Street reported 1.24M shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Zix Corp (NASDAQ:ZIXI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Zix Corp had 4 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has “In-Line” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Imperial Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Dougherty & Company. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy”. Dougherty & Company maintained Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy” rating.

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