Investor Research Report on Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA)

Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value increase of 1.03% or 0.02 points in the last trading session to close at $1.96. (NASDAQ:ASNA) by 12.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ascena Retail Group has a 12 month low of $5.33 and a 12 month high of $14.03.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in ASNA.

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, September 19th. Swiss National Bank now owns 256,588 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $1,093,000 after purchasing an additional 7,900 shares in the last quarter. FBR & Co's price objective indicates a potential upside of 22.59% from the stock's current price. Amalgamated Bank now owns 21,240 shares of the company's stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 2,093 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ascena Retail Group by 3.7% during the first quarter. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bearish trend of -59.5% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected -68.34% negative outlook.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. has a 12-month low of $1.65 and a 12-month high of $8.19.

Shares of Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 3, number of Recs in ABR is 6 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 265. The market capitalization of the company is at $392.51 Million. The stock's 50 day moving average is $7.17 and its 200-day moving average is $7.90. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.81 billion for the quarter. Similarly, the company's last 5 years high P/E ratio is 19.57 and low P/E is 19.26, whereas, the industry's and sector's high P/E for the past year is 117.17 and 35.81 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 27.24 for the industry and 13.2 for the Sector. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Ascena Retail Group Inc.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $2.5 on the stock, this valuation is based on 4 number of opinions.

The Stock had a 3 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 3 and 3 respectively. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Ascena Retail Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company.

Price to Sale ratio of the company stands at 0.06 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0.46. The Company operates through six segments: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc is a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. The ANN segment offers feminine classics and fashion choices, sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands.

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