What do Analysts Say about: Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA)


Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) will report its next earnings on Nov 29 – Dec 5 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $0.08/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.16/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.08/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -50%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Ascena Retail Group Inc. and for the current quarter 10 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.2/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.09/share and a High Estimate of $0.27/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 8 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Ascena Retail Group Inc. as 1.71 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Ascena Retail Group Inc. is 1.7 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.75 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 1.79 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for ASNA to be -44.4%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 0%. For the next 5 years, Ascena Retail Group Inc. is expecting Growth of 20% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -29.8% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Ascena Retail Group Inc., where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 4 analysts have given a Buy signal, 5 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 9 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Ascena Retail Group Inc. might touch $13 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $8.78 and $7 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Ascena Retail Group Inc. got Downgrade on 20-Sep-16 where investment firm FBR & Co. Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform.

Ascena Retail Group Inc. closed its last trading session at $5.09 with the loss of -1.77%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 969.25 Million. The Company has 52-week high of $14.03 and 52-week low of $4.99. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -10.33% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -29.5% and -37.6% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Nov 3, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Oct 17, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.88 and Average Volume (3 months) is 3.21 million. Ascena Retail Group Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 6.84.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -0.2%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -0.6%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 2.6%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Ascena Retail Group Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of -8.09%, where Monthly Performance is -38.42%, Quarterly performance is -37.89%, 6 Months performance is -48.13% and yearly performance percentage is -62.06%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -49.24%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 4.34% and Monthly Volatility of 5.09%.