Sunday, 23 September, 2018


Harvest Capital Strategies LLC Increases Position in Ascena Retail Group INC (ASNA)

Conrad Doyle | 13 January, 2018, 05:36

Ascena Retail Group now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $2.75. Finally, Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its holdings in shares of Ascena Retail Group by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter.

ASNA has been the subject of several other research reports. Ascena Retail Group Inc has a 52-week low of $1.65 and a 52-week high of $5.94. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 305,091 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,300,000 after buying an additional 11,432 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp boosted its position in Ascena Retail Group by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,634,350 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $35,763,000 after buying an additional 2,101,044 shares during the period. There has been an observed change of -1.66% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 101,540 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 4,420 shares during the last quarter. Ascena Retail Group Inc.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, brokerage firms have a price target of $2.38 on Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA). Moreover, Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has 5.57% invested in the company for 11.90 million shares. Insiders own 8.02% of the company's stock. However, the institutional investors are observed to own N/A of the total shares.

A number of research firms have commented on ASNA. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ascena Retail Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Ascena Retail Group Inc., where 0 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ascena Retail Group from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. It also reduced its holding in Echostar Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) by 358,106 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 341,894 shares, and cut its stake in Meet Group Inc. $7.88's average target is 282.52% above currents $2.06 stock price.

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ ASNA) traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.06. About 2.53 million shares traded.

FIG Partners reissued their buy rating on shares of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.5, current ratio was 1.4, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 1.83 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 1.86, while Payout ratio is 0. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 1.36 against an industry average of 6.74. During the key period of last 5 years, Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Previously Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA) reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0 with surprise factor of 0%. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -16.4 percent, operating profit margin was -20.2 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 58.1 percent. The firm had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.18 EPS.

Shares of Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 3, number of Recs in ABR is 5 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 265. The company has a market capitalization of $975.05 million, a P/E ratio of 48.11 and a beta of 2.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 108,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $253,869.81. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Institutional investors own 94.92% of the company's stock.

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