Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) traded with the volume of 2.38 Million in the previous trading session. The Stock opened its session at $5.27 and closed at $5.11 by showing decrease of -2.29 percent. Ascena Retail Group Inc. has 1 year price target of $6.5. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 2.5 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. The company reported its last quarter on Oct 16.
On Oct 16 Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.18/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.2/Share by the difference of $-0.02. This showed the surprise of -10% in the last quarter earnings. For the Current Quarter, 11 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $-0.09/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $-0.08/share and a Low EPS of $-0.11/share.
The 8 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Ascena Retail Group Inc have a median target of 6.00, with a high estimate of 11.00 and a low estimate of 4.50. The median estimate represents a +17.42% increase from the last price of 5.11. (CNN MONEY)
Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Ascena Retail Group Inc. where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.75 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions High & Low revenue estimates are 1.77 Billion and 1.7 Billion respectively.
Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) topped its 52-week high price of $11.26 on Mar 31, 2016 and 52-Week Low Price of $4.44 on Jan 31, 2017. The Stock currently has the market capitalization of $970.49 Million, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 48.21 and Weekly volatility of 5.08% and monthly volatility of 5.56% respectively.
Ascena Retail Group Inc. is currently showing -35% EPS growth this year. The Next Year EPS growth is 20.5%, Long term annual growth estimate of 21%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -29.1 percent. The Company currently has Insider ownership of 6.7 Percent and Institutional Ownership of 93.8 Percent. The Return on Assets stands at 0.4%, Return on Equity shows 1.1% and Return on Investment value is 2.6%.
Ascena Retail Group Inc. Gross Margin percentage stands at 57.6% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 2.3 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is 0.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -14.73% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -14.73 percent. Currently, the company has SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -24.18 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -17.45 percent.
Many research firms have provided their ratings on Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) where Goldman provided Neutral rating on the stock on 15-Dec-16. Other firms include FBR & Co. giving Mkt Perform rating on 20-Sep-16.
The latest Insider trade was made on 26 Jan 2017 where Pershing John E Officer did a transaction type “Sell” in which 6344 shares were traded at a price of $4.7. Another insider trade includes Officer Pershing John E who also initiated a transaction in which 16000 shares were traded on 26 Jan 2017 as “Buy”.
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.