Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Holdings Lifted by Royce & Associates LP

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 109,379 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 34,295 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Ascena Retail Group by 14.5% in the second quarter.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock.

The highest price ASNA stock touched in the last 12 month was $5.94 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $1.65. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,899,897 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $32,035,000 after purchasing an additional 1,647,310 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Ascena Retail Group by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,321,737 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $3,239,000 after buying an additional 750,401 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its stake in shares of Ascena Retail Group by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter.

Consequently Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 5.78%, 5.80% respectively. Alexandria Cap Ltd Co owns 0% invested in Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) analysts on average have given a price target of $2.38 on AAOI stock. Harvest Capital Strategies Llc who had been investing in Ascena Retail Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $384.61 million market cap company. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.90% of the company's stock.

A number of research firms have commented on ASNA. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ascena Retail Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have issued a hold rating to the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ascena Retail Group from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ascena Retail Group by 3.9% in the 1st quarter. KeyCorp now has a "Hold" rating on the stock.

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Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) traded up $0.04 during trading on Friday, reaching $2.09. 2,521,851 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,359,179.

"After a comprehensive search process, we have found an outstanding individual to assume leadership of these iconic brands", said David Jaffe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ascena retail group, inc. Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA)'s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 0.06, whereas its price to book ratio for the most recent quarters is at 0.48. The company has a market capitalization of $392.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.36 and a beta of 1.96.

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) last released its earnings results on Monday, December 4th. Over the a year ago Company's shares have been trading in the range of $1.65 and $6.13. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at -16.4 percent, operating profit margin was -20.2 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 58.1 percent. The business earned $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.72 billion. During the same quarter past year, the firm earned $0.18 EPS.

The PEG ratio is used to determine a stock's value while taking the company's earnings growth into account, and is considered to provide a more complete picture than the P/E. Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA) has a current PEG of 0. However, if the MUR shares go below $33.01 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.61, for a total value of $69,631.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 108,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $253,869.81. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. The Stock shows P/E value of 8.49 and Forward P/E of 10.15.

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