Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (ASNA) Trending Activity with Technical Depiction

Ascena Retail Group Inc. Shares last traded at $2.31 which is marginally over $2.14, the 50 day moving average and which is quite a bit lower than the 200 day moving average of $2.77.

The stock has advanced 39.39% to a low over the previous 12 months and showed declining move -71.92% to a high over the same period. The company has 195.86 Million shares outstanding and 170.59 Million shares were floated in market. However the company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the same quarter during past year. The relative volume of the stock is 5.63. The shares price has positioned 7.48% up over the past quarter while it has directed -41.77% toward a falling position throughout past six months. During the last month, the stock has changed 20.43% and performed -47.04% over the last 6 months.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -15.3 percent, operating profit margin was -18.2 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 58 percent.

Liquidity ratios help investors to determine a company's ability to pay off its debts.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,899,897 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $32,035,000 after purchasing an additional 1,647,310 shares during the period.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 59.68 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.15, Consequently Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 8.19%, 6.56% respectively. Whittier Tru Company stated it has 132 shares or 0% of all its holdings. It is measuring a stock's valuation (Price to Earning) against its projected 3-5 year growth rate. They expect this year's earnings to fall -16.53% year-over-year to $3.13, followed by 1.28% growth in the next year to $3.17.

The company's price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 1.22. Next year this growth will reach 116.67% to attain $0.26.

Annual EPS growth Past 5 years is -15.5 percent. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post sales of $6.35 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $6.14 billion to $6.59 billion. The firm's revenue was down 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. The price to sale ratio was 0.07. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for ASNA producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 8.19% and for the month booked as 6.56%. The company P/S (price to Sales) ratio is 0.07, P/B (price to Book) ratio is 0.54, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 0. It last reported revenues of $1.57 billion and EPS of $0.05 for the April 2017, representing -6% top-line growth and 0.15 EPS growth.

Stocks of Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) started trading at 2.30 on early Wednesday. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 6.56% and Weekly Volatility of 8.19%.

The company last reported its quarterly results on Sep 25 AMC. (NASDAQ:ASNA), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 6.1% while institutional stake was 0%. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 41576 shares, which suggests that ASNA's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock.

Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -1.04% away from its 52-week high and 57.08% away from its 52 week low.

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