NASDAQ:ASNA - Ascena Retail Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $2.25 -0.01 (-0.44 %) (As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$2.26Today's Range$2.25 - $2.3552-Week Range$1.91 - $5.28Volume2.83 million shsAverage Volume2.40 million shsMarket Capitalization$444.23 millionP/E Ratio-112.50Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.45 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 Webwww.ascenaretail.com Phone551-777-6700Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.64 Current Ratio1.28 Quick Ratio0.45Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-112.50 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.58 billion Price / Sales0.07 Cash Flow$1.7176 per share Price / Cash Flow1.31 Book Value$4.07 per share Price / Book0.55Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.02) Net Income$-39,700,000.00 Net Margins-0.61% Return on Equity-1.70% Return on Assets-0.37%Miscellaneous Employees16,000 Outstanding Shares197,437,000Market Cap$444.23 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) released its earnings results on Monday, December, 10th. The specialty retailer reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.02. The specialty retailer earned $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a negative return on equity of 1.70% and a negative net margin of 0.61%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.11 earnings per share. 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, March 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group. What guidance has Ascena Retail Group issued on next quarter's earnings? Ascena Retail Group updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, January, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of $-0.23-0.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of ($0.19). What price target have analysts set for ASNA? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets 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 $3.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 55.6% 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 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. " (1/31/2019) 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) Has Ascena Retail Group been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about ASNA stock have trended positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ascena Retail Group earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Ascena Retail Group? Ascena Retail Group saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 47,313,148 shares, a decline of 4.2% from the January 15th total of 49,403,371 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,193,563 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 21.6 days. Currently, 30.1% 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 Duluth (DLTH), Tailored Brands (TLRD), Zumiez (ZUMZ), Express (EXPR), Tilly's (TLYS), Citi Trends (CTRN), Vince (VNCE), Francesca's (FRAN), Almost Never Films (HLWD), Crailar Technologies (CRLRQ) and A�ropostale (AROPQ). 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.16%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.32%), Sapience Investments LLC (2.93%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (1.50%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (1.20%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.10%). 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 institutional investors are selling Ascena Retail Group stock? ASNA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Royce & Associates LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, California Public Employees Retirement System, CSat Investment Advisory L.P., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Coatue Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascena Retail Group. Which institutional investors are buying Ascena Retail Group stock? ASNA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sapience Investments LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Kepos Capital LP, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Geode Capital Management LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund and Two Sigma Investments LP. 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 $2.25. How big of a company is Ascena Retail Group? Ascena Retail Group has a market capitalization of $444.23 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 16,000 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: 387 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 462 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 849MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the float in trading stocks?