Will Chico’s Sales Increase Put These Top Institutional Shareholders Into The Holiday Spirit?

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) said that their fourth quarter sales through the fourth week are up by about 3% on a comparable sales basis while their total quarter sales have increased by about 8%. They said that Hurricane Sandy impacted them during the beginning of the fourth quarter, particularly in the Northeast. Since over 260 stores closed at some point because of the storm, sale increases at the rest of their stores should be inthe mid to high single digits.

Will Chico’s Fas Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 138.559 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $18.11 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Chico’s FAS Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 8,792,357 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $159,229,591. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC. held 7,482,528 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $135,508,587. This brought the portfolio total to 1.47%.

Citadel Advisors LLC. held 5,762,506 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $104,358,987. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35%.

State Street Corp. held 5,268,422 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $95,411,126. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Eagle Asset Management Inc. held 5,116,158 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $92,653,625. This brought the portfolio total to 0.37%.

Columbus Circle Investors held 4,784,619 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $86,649,453. This brought the portfolio total to 0.67%.

Renaissance Technologies LLC. held 4,777,800 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $86,525,961. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 4,475,323 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $81,048,102. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Blue Harbour Group LP. held 4,333,522 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $78,480,086. This brought the portfolio total to 9.47%.

Calamos Advisors LLC. held 3,733,530 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $67,614,231. This brought the portfolio total to 0.34%.

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