NASDAQ:ASNA - Ascena Retail Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $4.22 +0.10 (+2.43 %) (As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$4.12Today's Range$4.02 - $4.2752-Week Range$1.69 - $5.28Volume7.30 million shsAverage Volume2.21 million shsMarket Capitalization$782.90 millionP/E Ratio19.09Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.7 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 six segments: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines. It creates, designs, and develops a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; lifestyle products comprising cosmetics and bedroom furnishings; and wear-to-work, sportswear, footwear, and social occasion apparel. 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. As of July 29, 2017, the company operated approximately 4,800 stores. It also offers its products through its Websites, including anntaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, shopjustice.com, lanebryant.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, and catherines.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 SymbolNASDAQ:ASNA CUSIP04351G10 Webwww.ascenaretail.com Phone551-777-6700 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.91 Current Ratio1.28 Quick Ratio0.57 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.09 Forward P/E Ratio-70.33 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.65 billion Price / Sales0.12 Cash Flow$6.2985 per share Price / Cash0.67 Book Value$4.21 per share Price / Book1.00 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.22 Net Income$-1,067,300,000.00 Net Margins-1.37% Return on Equity-1.08% Return on Assets-0.23% Miscellaneous Employees64,000 Outstanding Shares196,210,000Market Cap$782.90 million 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 Wednesday, June, 6th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.01. The specialty retailer had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.47 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a negative net margin of 1.37% and a negative return on equity of 1.08%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $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, September, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group. What price target have analysts set for ASNA? 5 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Ascena Retail Group's stock. Their predictions range from $3.00 to $4.50. On average, they expect Ascena Retail Group's stock price to reach $3.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ascena Retail Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ascena Retail Group? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ascena Retail Group in the last year. There are currently 5 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. " (8/7/2018) 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 increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 44,450,538 shares, an increase of 2.0% from the August 15th total of 43,580,552 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,494,715 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 29.7 days. Approximately 28.5% of the shares of the stock 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 Tailored Brands (TLRD), Duluth (DLTH), Express (EXPR), Zumiez (ZUMZ), Tilly's (TLYS), Citi Trends (CTRN), Vince (VNCE), Francesca's (FRAN), Almost Never Films (HLWD), A�ropostale (AROPQ) and Crailar Technologies (CRLRQ). 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) Has Ascena Retail Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about ASNA stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ascena Retail Group earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Ascena Retail Group. Who are Ascena Retail Group's major shareholders? Ascena Retail Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.30%), Nomura Holdings Inc. (8.67%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.37%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (3.10%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.38%) and Sapience Investments LLC (2.08%). 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 major investors are selling Ascena Retail Group stock? ASNA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sapience Investments LLC, Nomura Holdings Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Systematic Financial Management LP, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Mackay Shields LLC and Mutual Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ascena Retail Group company stock in the last year include John E Pershing and Krill Katherine Lawther. 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 Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $4.22. How big of a company is Ascena Retail Group? Ascena Retail Group has a market capitalization of $782.90 million and generates $6.65 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $-1,067,300,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.22 on an earnings per share basis. Ascena Retail Group employs 64,000 workers across the globe. 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. MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ ASNA)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 366 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 436 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 802MarketBeat'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 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How are Outstanding Shares Different from Authorized Shares?