October 12, 2017 – By Richard Conner
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 38 investors sold ASNA shares while 42 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 179.61 million shares or 3.03% less from 185.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Harvest Cap Strategies Ltd invested in 3.09% or 12.06M shares. Fdx Advisors Inc reported 69,898 shares. 246,023 were reported by Deutsche Bancshares Ag. Sentinel Company Lba reported 19,438 shares stake. Amalgamated Savings Bank reported 24,238 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Two Sigma Secs Limited Com has 0.02% invested in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 58,282 shares. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Sterling Cap has 0.1% invested in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Icm Asset Mngmt Wa holds 1.14% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 423,800 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 1,396 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Company holds 238,645 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability Corporation owns 49,844 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr Incorporated reported 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Golden Gate Private Equity holds 19.23% or 17.47 million shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd invested in 0% or 320,477 shares.
Harvest Capital Strategies Llc increased its stake in Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) by 1103.73% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Harvest Capital Strategies Llc bought 11.06 million shares as the company’s stock declined 59.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12.06M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $25.93 million, up from 1.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Harvest Capital Strategies Llc who had been investing in Ascena Retail Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $384.69M market cap company. The stock declined 2.48% or $0.05 reaching $1.97 on the news. About 433,753 shares traded. Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.
Harvest Capital Strategies Llc, which manages about $1.58B and $840.39M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) by 325,200 shares to 150,000 shares, valued at $5.90 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) by 347,195 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 652,805 shares, and cut its stake in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS).
More notable recent Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Apparel stocks get a boost” on September 26, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter Financial …” published on September 20, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ascena Remains A Buy Post-Earnings” on September 26, 2017. More interesting news about Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA), Red Hat Inc (RHT …” published on September 26, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: Ascena Retail Group, Inc., 37.5% Follow-Through …” with publication date: September 25, 2017.
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 had 24 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 20. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 15. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell” on Tuesday, March 7. As per Wednesday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Tuesday, September 20. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. Goldman Sachs initiated Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Thursday, December 15 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 12.
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