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Active Volume Stock: Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA)

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ascena Retail Group from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday. (NASDAQ:ASNA), its shares were trading at $2.07 a retreat of $-0.02, on the trading floor. Its opening price on the last trading day was $2.09. The total amount of shares outstanding is 180.09 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 372.79 million. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and set a $2.00 price target (down previously from $6.00) on shares of Ascena Retail Group in a report on Sunday, June 11th. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 09/20/17, and 52-week low price on 09/22/16.

Returns and Valuations for Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Ascena Retail Group presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $3.83. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $8.19 and touched its 52-Week Low of $1.65. The stock exchanged hands with 3,765,654 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 2.24M shares.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of -66.56 Percent. This shows a surprise factor of -0.5%.

Liquidity ratios help investors to determine a company's ability to pay off its debts. Great West Life Assurance Can upgraded its stake in stocks of Ascena Retail Group by 3.3% in the 1st period. (ASNA) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -20.4 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is -64.5 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 2.6 percent.

Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also helps in determining where it may be possibly heading. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -1.88% and stays -5.31% away from its 50 days moving average. The company maintains price to book ratio of 0.00 vs.an industry average at 0.61. In the past year there have been a total of 9 insider trades, including 0 open market buys and 9 sells. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $5 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $1.5.

Annual EPS growth Past 5 years is -15.5 percent.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $12.53 million activity.

Quarterly Revenue Growth on year-over-year basis stands at -6.2 percent. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.10% shares. 8 analysts on average projected earnings of $0.05 per share for the current quarter.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Ascena Retail Group Inc.is -137.5%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 16.7%. (ASNA), Week Volatility is 6.46%, whereas Month Volatility is at 6.07%. The stock opened the day at $13.36, and settled at $13.21 by the end to experience a -1.2% change.

The company last reported its quarterly results on Sep 18.

According to the recommendations from 4 analysts stock has mean rating of 2.5 on the shares of Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX). The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.equitiesfocus.com/2017/09/21/0-03-eps-expected-for-ascena-retail-group-inc-asna-this-quarter.html. First Trust Advisors has an ownership of 505,770 stocks of the specialty retailer's shares valued $2,155,000 following acquiring an extra 93,885 shares through out the quarter. large institution funds own 95.71% of the firms stock. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Ascena Retail Group during the 1st quarter worth approximately $181,000.



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