NASDAQ:ASNA - Ascena Retail Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1.26 -0.09 (-6.67 %) (As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$1.26Today's Range$1.21 - $1.365052-Week Range$0.97 - $5.28Volume4.56 million shsAverage Volume2.99 million shsMarket Capitalization$248.94 millionP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABeta1.4 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive ASNA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ASNA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Apparel & accessory stores Sub-IndustryApparel Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:ASNA Previous SymbolNASDAQ:DBRN CUSIP04351G10 CIK1498301 Webwww.ascenaretail.com Phone551-777-6700Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.79 Current Ratio1.28 Quick Ratio0.51Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.58 billion Price / Sales0.04 Cash Flow$1.80 per share Price / Cash Flow0.70 Book Value$4.07 per share Price / Book0.31Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.02) Net Income$-39,700,000.00 Net Margins-1.11% Return on Equity-5.27% Return on Assets-1.14%Miscellaneous Employees63,000 Outstanding Shares197,570,000Market Cap$248.94 million Next Earnings Date6/3/2019 (Estimated) 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, March, 14th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.01. The specialty retailer earned $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.71 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a negative net margin of 1.11% and a negative return on equity of 5.27%. The business's revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.12) 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, June 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group. What guidance has Ascena Retail Group issued on next quarter's earnings? Ascena Retail Group issued an update on its third quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 14th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $-0.45--0.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.02. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.43-1.46 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.52 billion. What price target have analysts set for ASNA? 4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Ascena Retail Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $1.05 to $4.50. On average, they anticipate Ascena Retail Group's stock price to reach $3.1833 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 152.6% from the stock's current price. 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 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ascena Retail Group. Has Ascena Retail Group been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about ASNA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ascena Retail Group earned a news impact score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Ascena Retail Group? Ascena Retail Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 57,412,386 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the March 29th total of 54,082,789 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,496,445 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 16.4 days. Currently, 36.5% of the company's shares are short sold. View Ascena Retail Group's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Ascena Retail Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ascena Retail Group include Zumiez (ZUMZ), Duluth (DLTH), Tailored Brands (TLRD), Tilly's (TLYS), Express (EXPR), Citi Trends (CTRN), Vince (VNCE), Francesca's (FRAN), Almost Never Films (HLWD), A�ropostale (AROPQ) and Crailar Technologies (CRLRQ). What other stocks do shareholders of Ascena Retail Group own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ascena Retail Group investors own include General Electric (GE), Rite Aid (RAD), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Under Armour (UAA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Netflix (NFLX). 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 61)Mr. Brian E. Lynch, Pres & COO (Age 61)Mr. Robert Giammatteo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. John Pershing, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 48)Mr. Gary P. Muto, Pres & CEO of Ascena Brands (Age 60) Who are Ascena Retail Group's major shareholders? Ascena Retail Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.07%), Sapience Investments LLC (4.66%), Primecap Management Co. CA (4.07%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.44%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (2.53%). Company insiders that own Ascena Retail Group stock include John E Pershing and Krill Katherine Lawther. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ascena Retail Group. Which major investors are selling Ascena Retail Group stock? ASNA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Primecap Management Co. CA, Morgan Stanley, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascena Retail Group. Which major investors are buying Ascena Retail Group stock? ASNA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sapience Investments LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Spark Investment Management LLC, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC. 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 $1.26. How big of a company is Ascena Retail Group? Ascena Retail Group has a market capitalization of $248.94 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 397 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 477 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 874MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ascena Retail Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ASNA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ASNA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Oversold Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.