NASDAQ:ASNA - Ascena Retail Group Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$3.97 -0.02 (-0.50 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$3.99
Today's Range$3.85 - $4.10
52-Week Range$1.69 - $4.74
Volume3.31 million shs
Average Volume4.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$782.90 million
P/E Ratio18.05
Dividend YieldN/A
Ascena Retail Group logoAscena 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,,,,,,, and 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

Industry Apparel & accessory stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.91
Current Ratio1.28
Quick Ratio0.57


Trailing P/E Ratio18.05
Forward P/E Ratio-66.17
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.65 billion
Price / Sales0.12
Cash Flow$5.9254 per share
Price / Cash0.67
Book Value$3.88 per share
Price / Book1.02


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%


Outstanding Shares196,210,000

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 earnings results on Wednesday, June, 6th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping 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 analysts' expectations of $1.47 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a negative return on equity of 1.08% and a negative net margin of 1.37%. The business's revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.05 earnings per share. View Ascena Retail Group's Earnings History.

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

Ascena Retail Group updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, June, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ($0.05) to $0.05 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.62-1.66 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.58 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ASNA?

5 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Ascena Retail Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $3.00 to $3.50. On average, they expect Ascena Retail Group's stock price to reach $3.1667 in the next twelve months. 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. " (6/8/2018)
  • 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 May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,848,635 shares, a drop of 4.4% from the May 15th total of 36,464,467 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,143,631 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 11.1 days. Approximately 22.6% of the shares of the company are sold short.

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)

Has Ascena Retail Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about ASNA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ascena Retail Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.66 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.71%), Towle & Co. (4.10%), Think Investments LP (1.21%), Northern Trust Corp (1.08%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.98%). 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 California Public Employees Retirement System, Towle & Co., OppenheimerFunds Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Northern Trust Corp and UBS Group AG. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Think Investments LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Mackay Shields LLC, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Mutual Advisors LLC, ICM Asset Management Inc. WA, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $3.97.

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 (ASNA)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  327 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  400 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  727
MarketBeat'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 6/20/2018 by Staff

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