$-0.03 EPS Expected for Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)

September 10, 2017 – By Hazel Jackson

 $ 0.03 EPS Expected for Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.32, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold Ascena Retail Group Inc shares while 53 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 170.48 million shares or 3.73% less from 177.08 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). State Common Retirement Fund holds 388,797 shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 5,045 shares. Laurion Capital Mgmt Lp invested in 188,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Sector Pension Board owns 120,500 shares. The New Jersey-based Kcg has invested 0.02% in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Blackrock Group accumulated 354,588 shares or 0% of the stock. Numeric Investors Limited Liability Corp invested in 897,296 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 1.69 million were accumulated by Towle &. Tudor Inv Et Al accumulated 57,728 shares. Citadel Advsrs Lc stated it has 0% in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Blackrock Limited Co has 910,879 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Com reported 130,055 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership accumulated 211,437 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Inc owns 0% invested in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 38,787 shares.

Analysts expect Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) to report $-0.03 EPS on September, 18.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 137.50 % from last quarter’s $0.08 EPS. After having $0.05 EPS previously, Ascena Retail Group Inc’s analysts see -160.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.81% or $0.1 on September 8, reaching $1.98. About 1.69 million shares traded. Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since September 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ascena Retail Group has $18.0 highest and $200 lowest target. $8.25’s average target is 316.67% above currents $1.98 stock price. Ascena Retail Group had 24 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 15 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) rating on Friday, January 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $15.0 target. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. On Tuesday, September 20 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 19 with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Thursday, February 11.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. The company has market cap of $385.98 million. The Firm operates through six divisions: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. It currently has negative earnings. The ANN segment offers feminine classics and fashion choices, sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands.

More notable recent Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Lane Bryant parent Ascena shifting 125 jobs to Columbus after closing …” on June 16, 2017, also Forbes.com with their article: “Why Ascena Retail Group Is Failing And What Can Be Done About It” published on June 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ascena: Sharply Undervalued After Sell-Off” on May 18, 2017. More interesting news about Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Buy Tanger, Don’t Sweat Ascena” published on August 21, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tenant Focus: Ascena” with publication date: June 12, 2017.

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