Investors may be keeping an eye on FCF or Free Cash Flow scores for Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Free cash flow represents the amount of cash that a company has generated for shareholders after paying off expenses and investing in growth. At the time of writing, Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has an FCF quality score of 0.991880. The free quality score helps estimate the stability of free cash flow. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. Looking at this score, it is generally considered that the lower the ratio, the better. Currently, Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has an FCF score of -0.302456. The FCF score is determined by merging free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. In general, a higher FCF score value would represent high free cash flow growth.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has a current Q.i. value of 20.00000. This value ranks stocks using EBITDA yield, FCF yield, earnings yield and liquidity ratios. The Q.i. value may help spot companies that are undervalued. A larger value would represent low turnover and a higher chance of shares being mispriced. A lower value may indicate larger traded value meaning more sell-side analysts may cover the company leading to a smaller chance shares are priced improperly. Investors may be looking at the Piotroski F-Score when doing value analysis. The F-Score was developed to help find company stocks that have solid fundamentals, and to separate out weaker companies. Piotroski’s F-Score uses nine tests based on company financial statements. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) currently has a Piotroski F-Score of 5. One point is given for piece of criteria that is met. Typically, a stock with a high score of 8 or 9 would be seen as strong, and a stock scoring on the lower end between 0 and 2 would be viewed as weaker.
Investors may also be following company stock volatility information, Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA)’s 12 month volatility is currently 59.223300. The 6 month volatility is 60.717300, and the 3 month is noted at 56.034000. Stock price volatility may be used to spot changes in market trends. When markets become very volatile, this may point to a change in investor sentiment. Watching volatility in combination with other technical indicators may help investors discover important trading information. Checking in on the Value Composite score for Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), we see that the company has a current rank of 12. This is based on a 0 to 100 scale where a lower score indicated an undervalued company and a higher score would represent an expensive or overvalued company. This rank was developed by James O’Shaughnessy in 2011. The score is derived from five different valuation ratios including price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to Enterprise Vale, price to cash flow and price to earnings.