NASDAQ:ASNA - Ascena Retail Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$3.69 -0.08 (-2.12 %)
(As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$3.77
Today's Range$3.45 - $3.73
52-Week Range$1.79 - $5.28
Volume3.61 million shs
Average Volume2.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$716.46 million
P/E Ratio-184.50
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.61
Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and tween girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company operates through four segments: Premium Fashion, Value Fashion, Plus Fashion, and Kids Fashion. It offers a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; and lifestyle products comprising cosmetics and bedroom accessories. The company also offers casual clothing, career wear, dressy apparel, and active wear, as well as special occasion and classic apparel. Its principal brands comprise Ann Taylor, LOFT, maurices, dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Catherines, and Justice brands. The company operates approximately 4,800 stores. It also offers its products through its Websites, including anntaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, lanebryant.com, catherines.com, and shopjustice.com. The company was formerly known as Dress Barn, Inc. and changed its name to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. in January 2011. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is based in Mahwah, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Apparel & accessory stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ASNA
Previous SymbolNASDAQ:DBRN
CUSIP04351G10
Phone551-777-6700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.66
Current Ratio1.25
Quick Ratio0.55

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-184.50
Forward P/E Ratio52.71
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.58 billion
Price / Sales0.11
Cash Flow$1.8177 per share
Price / Cash2.03
Book Value$4.07 per share
Price / Book0.91

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.02)
Net Income$-39,700,000.00
Net Margins-0.60%
Return on Equity-0.59%
Return on Assets-0.13%

Miscellaneous

Employees63,000
Outstanding Shares197,370,000
Market Cap$716.46 million
OptionableOptionable

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ascena Retail Group's stock symbol?

Ascena Retail Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASNA."

How were Ascena Retail Group's earnings last quarter?

Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, September, 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. The specialty retailer earned $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.62 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a negative net margin of 0.60% and a negative return on equity of 0.59%. The firm's revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.05 EPS. View Ascena Retail Group's Earnings History.

When is Ascena Retail Group's next earnings date?

Ascena Retail Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, December 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group.

What guidance has Ascena Retail Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ascena Retail Group updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, September, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.00-0.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.08. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.45-6.55 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.22 billion.Ascena Retail Group also updated its Q1 guidance to ($0.04)-0.06 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ASNA?

4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Ascena Retail Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $2.00 to $4.50. On average, they anticipate Ascena Retail Group's stock price to reach $3.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ascena Retail Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ascena Retail Group?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ascena Retail Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 3 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ascena Retail Group.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ascena Retail Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ascena Retail Group stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ascena Retail Group, Inc, formerly known as The Dress Barn, Inc., operates as a national specialty retailer of apparel for women and girls under the Dressbarn, Maurices and Justice brands. Its Dressbarn stores offer casual, career and special occasion fashion apparel and accessories; Maurices stores offer casual and career apparel and accessories; and Justice stores offer trend-right apparel and accessories. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is based in Suffern, New York. " (10/16/2018)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We would note several data points in 3Q18 including 1) continued strength at Justice (+10% comp, +7% in 2Q), 2) momentum in the business (4Q QTD comps up +MSD%), and 3) the continued store base rationalization (27 store closures in 3Q). We remain NEUTRAL-rated as we continue to await stabilization in the top-line." (6/5/2018)

Are investors shorting Ascena Retail Group?

Ascena Retail Group saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 43,834,793 shares, a drop of 3.7% from the September 14th total of 45,542,047 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,679,842 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 9.4 days. Currently, 28.1% of the company's stock are short sold. View Ascena Retail Group's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Ascena Retail Group's key competitors?

Who are Ascena Retail Group's key executives?

Ascena Retail Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David R. Jaffe, CEO & Chairman (Age 60)
  • Mr. Brian E. Lynch, Pres & COO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Robert Giammatteo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. John Pershing, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 47)
  • Mrs. Roslyn S. Jaffe, Co-Founder, Sec. & Director Emeritus (Age 89)

Who are Ascena Retail Group's major shareholders?

Ascena Retail Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include ICM Asset Management Inc. WA (0.87%). Company insiders that own Ascena Retail Group stock include Elliot S Jaffe, John E Pershing and Krill Katherine Lawther. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ascena Retail Group.

Which institutional investors are buying Ascena Retail Group stock?

ASNA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ICM Asset Management Inc. WA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascena Retail Group.

How do I buy shares of Ascena Retail Group?

Shares of ASNA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ascena Retail Group's stock price today?

One share of ASNA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.69.

How big of a company is Ascena Retail Group?

Ascena Retail Group has a market capitalization of $716.46 million and generates $6.58 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $-39,700,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.02) on an earnings per share basis. Ascena Retail Group employs 63,000 workers across the globe.

What is Ascena Retail Group's official website?

The official website for Ascena Retail Group is http://www.ascenaretail.com.

How can I contact Ascena Retail Group?

Ascena Retail Group's mailing address is 933 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah NJ, 07430. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 551-777-6700 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ ASNA)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  375 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  444 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  819
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This page was last updated on 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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