ASNA - Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.52 (-8.51%)
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Previous Close6.11
Bid5.57 x 1800
Ask5.60 x 1300
Day's Range5.50 - 6.01
52 Week Range4.00 - 47.80
Avg. Volume284,462
Market Cap55.745M
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.06
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-64.19
Earnings DateMar 11, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est1.00
  • Moody's

    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. -- Moody's says that Ascena's completion of Dressbarn wind down is a credit positive; no ratings impact

    Moody's Investors Service said that Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s (Caa2 negative) 19 February announcement that is has completed the wind down of its Dressbarn operations is a credit positive but has no impact on the company's ratings or outlook. The company has closed all of Dressbarn's over 650 stores as of 31 December 2019 and has substantially completed lease negotiations with its landlords, eliminating over $300 million of lease liabilities. Ascena commented that the approximately $60 million of total net cash charges associated with the wind down were offset by Dressbarn's earnings during the wind down period.

  • GlobeNewswire

    LOFT Celebrates National LOFTimist Day on February 20, 2020

    LOFT announced today as National LOFTimist Day, marking the apex of its campaign to highlight those who tap into the spirit of positivity and joy to make a difference. “Our clients have always served as a source of inspiration when shaping the vision for the LOFT brand,” said Laura Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor. Women featured as part of the LOFTimist campaign include Amanda Gorman, the first national youth poet laureate for the U.S. and founder of non-profit One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy to underserved youth; Brittany Sinitch, a former teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida who founded The Unbreakable Organization to help communities heal after tragedy; and CeCe Olisa, a body positivity advocate and co-founder of the plus-size convention theCURVYcon.

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group Announces Dressbarn Wind Down Successfully Completed

    MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 19, 2020 -- ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA) (“ascena” or the “Company”) today announced that the Dressbarn brand has completed the orderly wind down.

  • Did Changing Sentiment Drive Ascena Retail Group's (NASDAQ:ASNA) Share Price Down A Disastrous 98%?
    Simply Wall St.

    Did Changing Sentiment Drive Ascena Retail Group's (NASDAQ:ASNA) Share Price Down A Disastrous 98%?

    We're definitely into long term investing, but some companies are simply bad investments over any time frame. We don't...

  • Moody's

    Tanger Properties Limited Partnership -- Moody's downgrades Tanger Properties' rating to Baa2; outlook remains negative

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded Tanger Properties Limited Partnership's ("Tanger's") senior unsecured ratings to Baa2 from Baa1. The downgrade reflects Tanger's 2020 guidance for lower occupancy levels and negative same store growth, with occupancy expected to be between 92% and 93% and same-store NOI guidance between (6.75%) and (8.25%). Despite having sufficient liquidity and coverage metrics at YE19 that are within the rating parameters for a Baa1 rated entity, Tanger's operating trends are no longer commensurate with the rating category.

  • Benzinga

    10 Apparel Retail Stocks Moving In Friday's Session

    Gainers • Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI ) stock surged 5.4% to $3.91 during Friday's regular session.   Losers • Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR ) shares decreased by 5.8% to $4.75 during Friday's regular session. ...

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group Regains Share Price Compliance With Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Rule

    MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 07, 2020 -- ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA) (“ascena” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company received written notice from The Nasdaq.

  • Ascena Retail Group reverse-splits stock in effort to avoid delisting
    American City Business Journals

    Ascena Retail Group reverse-splits stock in effort to avoid delisting

    The board of directors of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., the parent company of seven women’s apparel brands including Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, has approved a 1 for 20 reverse split of its common stock in an effort to avoid delisting from the Nasdaq stock exchange. The stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol “ASNA” on a split-adjusted basis. The reverse stock split affects all issued and outstanding shares of the company’s common stock and reduces the number of shares from 199.4 million to 9.97 million.

  • MarketWatch

    Ascena's stock now priced above $9 after 1-for-20 reverse stock split

    Shares of Ascena Retail Group Inc. fell 2.1% in premarket trading, after the parent of Ann Taylor and Loft retail store chains implemented a 1-for-20 reverse stock split in an effort to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum share price continued-listing rule. The split went into effect on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. The split has adjusted the stock's Wednesday closing price to $9.40 from 47 cents. Ascena can regain compliance with the Nasdaq listing requirement by maintaining a closing bid price of $1.00 per share for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading sessions before Jan. 27. The reverse split has effectively reduced the number of outstanding shares to 9,972,221 from 199,444,436. The stock had plunged 81% year to date through Wednesday, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has gained 11% and the S&P 500 had run up 27%.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Announces One-for-Twenty Reverse Stock Split

    MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ascena retail group, inc. (ASNA) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s board of directors has approved a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock, at a ratio of 1-for-20, and a corresponding reduction in the number of the Company’s authorized shares of common stock, following the approval of the reverse stock split by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on December 10, 2019.

  • Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)?
    Insider Monkey

    Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)?

    Amid an overall bull market, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Our research shows that most of the stocks that smart money likes historically generate strong […]

  • The Retail Apocalypse Confronts a New Crop of CEOs

    The Retail Apocalypse Confronts a New Crop of CEOs

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Many of the retail industry’s challenges in 2020 will be familiar, such as adapting to the rise of e-commerce and trade-related uncertainty from Washington. But the lineup of CEOs navigating those conditions will include many new faces.There were more CEO exits in the retail industry in 2019 than in any year since at least 2010, according to data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.(1)The leadership shake-ups in retail don’t appear to fit any particular pattern. There were carefully choreographed, harmonious baton passes, such as Best Buy Co. naming Corie Barry to succeed Hubert Joly. There were bombshells such as Steve Easterbrook’s abrupt ouster from McDonald’s Corp. over an inappropriate relationship with an employee. There were rebukes of poor performance, such as Art Peck’s departure from Gap Inc. And there were some left-field surprises, such as Tractor Supply Co. poaching Hal Lawton from Macy’s Inc.Retail’s recent bout of turbulence at the top is not such an outlier in corporate America; Bloomberg Opinion’s Stephen Mihm recently noted an uptick in CEO departures overall in the past few months. But it adds a certain intrigue about which retailers will end up in the winners’ circle next year.Here are predictions for how some of the more high-profile episodes of C-suite musical chairs will play out.CEO changes that are reason for optimism: By the time activist investor pressure finally led Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to dump longtime CEO Steven Temares, the move was long overdue. But the board has scored by luring Mark Tritton — the chief merchant at its on-fire competitor, Target Corp. — for the job. Tritton’s experience creating covetable private-label brands and reimagining store displays are exactly what the big-box home goods chain needs. Meanwhile, though Gap has not yet named a permanent successor for the now-departed Peck, the company may be better off without a leader who tried but failed for five years to revive its flagship brand.CEO changes that are reason for pessimism: The biggest headscratcher comes from Nike Inc., which announced that CEO Mark Parker is to be replaced in January by John Donahoe, a former ServiceNow and eBay Inc. executive. Sure, Donahoe knows Nike’s business from serving on its board, but his tech-centric resume is a weird fit for a company that thrives on its marketing savvy and merchandising expertise. There is potential for trouble, too, in the leadership plans of Under Armour Inc., where founder Kevin Plank is set to relinquish the CEO title to COO Patrik Frisk in the new year. Plank is to become chairman and “brand chief,” and Frisk will still report to Plank. This set-up is reminiscent of when Ralph Lauren first tried to step back from the CEO role of his namesake company while staying on in a creative position. The fashion mogul clearly had trouble releasing the reins, and it cost the company a highly capable CEO, Stefan Larsson.(2)Elsewhere in the apparel world, Ascena Retail Group Inc., corporate parent of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other brands, probably will regret tapping an insider, Gary Muto, to replace David Jaffe. This company needs the kind of total overhaul that an outsider would be better equipped to pull off.CEO changes that promise business as usual: Electronics giant Best Buy is in good hands under Barry, a veteran executive of the chain who had served as its CFO and chief strategic growth officer. Thing is, the electronics giant was already in good hands under Joly, who had steered the chain through an improbable comeback. So expect steadiness for the retailer in the year ahead —by no means a bad thing. Same goes for McDonald’s: Even though it said goodbye to a successful CEO under far more soap-operatic circumstances, his replacement, Chris Kempczinski, is a close lieutenant poised to stick to the same playbook that has fueled the fast-food giant’s recent strength.CEO change wild card: It’s understandable that Tapestry Inc.’s board had lost confidence in recently departed CEO Victor Luis. The company that used to be named Coach has been struggling to boost the Kate Spade brand it acquired in 2017, a bad sign for a company intent on transforming into a luxury conglomerate. Luis has been replaced by Jide Zeitlin, a longtime Tapestry board member. He has little experience in the retail or fashion worlds, which is concerning. But his finance industry chops could prove invaluable in future deal-making — an essential ingredient in the company’s quest for growth.(1) The Challenger data in the chart is for the retail sector only. The apparel industry, which includes manufacturers such as Nike, is a separate category that also saw a particularly high number of exits in 2019. So far, apparel has 12 CEO exits, matching the 2015 annual total that was the highest this decade. Restaurants such as McDonald’s are included in the entertainment and leisure category in Challenger’s data.(2) Lauren seems to have settled into his new role alongside current CEO Patrice Louvet, who took that job in 2017 after Larsson’s exit.To contact the author of this story: Sarah Halzack at shalzack@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Newman at mnewman43@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Sarah Halzack is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She was previously a national retail reporter for the Washington Post.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Ann Taylor parent Ascena Retail says plus-size fashion and pants drove results

    Ann Taylor parent Ascena Retail says plus-size fashion and pants drove results

    Ascena Retail Group Inc., which has a portfolio of retail chains that includes Ann Taylor and Loft, said plus-size fashion and pants were hot items during the most recent quarter. Last year’s profit includes a 15 cents per-share benefit from discontinued operations. Ann Taylor same-store sales fell 1%, Loft same-store sales were down 2%, Lane Bryant was up 2% and Justice kid’s fashion was down 6%.


    Ascena Retail Group Offers a Glimmer of Hope, at Least for One Day

    The debt-laden parent of Ann Taylor and Justice posted surprising results Tuesday, causing its shares to gyrate only to finish the day barely higher.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of ASNA earnings conference call or presentation 9-Dec-19 9:30pm GMT

    Q1 2020 Ascena Retail Group Inc Earnings Call

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group, inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results; Reports Income per Share From Continuing Operations of $0.16; Adjusted Income per Share From Continuing Operations of $0.18

    MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 09, 2019 -- ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq - ASNA) (“ascena” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended.


    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. to Host Earnings

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 9, 2019 / Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA ) will be discussing their earnings results in their Ascena Retail Group, Inc. to be held on December 9, 2019 at 4:30 ...

  • J.Jill CEO steps down after disappointing third quarter
    American City Business Journals

    J.Jill CEO steps down after disappointing third quarter

    Linda Heasley has stepped down as president, CEO and a member of the board of J.Jill, Inc. as the company announced disappointing third quarter results. The Board has begun a search process, and James (“Jim”) S. Scully, who currently serves as a member of the J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) board of directors, will serve as interim CEO, the company said in a statement. Heasley was named CEO of the company in April 2018 and had served as a director of J. Jill since March 2017.

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group, inc. Announces Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on Monday, December 9, 2019

    MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 02, 2019 -- ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq - ASNA) (the “company” or “ascena”) today announces the release of its Fiscal 2020 first quarter financial.


    This Bargain Mall Stock Is Lord of the Exit Ramp — and Has a 9% Yield

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers could deliver a total return of nearly 40% as retail bankruptcies abate.

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group Raised $6.2 Million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ascena retail group, inc. (ASNA) announced today that through its retail brands, it has raised a total of $6.2 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October of this year. Since 2005, the company and its brands have funded over $50 million in critical breast cancer research, making it BCRF’s top fashion donor. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several of ascena retail group’s brands activated fundraising campaigns and special collections to help raise funds for BCRF.

  • GlobeNewswire

    ascena retail group Announces Leadership Appointments

    Justin MacFarlane Named Chief Customer Officer Marisa Baldwin Promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 13, 2019 -- ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq:.


    I'm Convinced That It Was Worth Taking a Position in Ascena Retail Group

    It is a retail name that currently trades as though it were an option - in this case, an option that the company will stay afloat. Unlike most of my dumpster diving ideas, this is not one that I stumbled upon through my own research. An analyst/Real Money reader reached out to me several weeks ago, because he knew I am enamored at times with out of favor retail names, and asked if I knew the story behind Ascena Retail Group , parent of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Catherine's, Justice and the soon to be shuttered Dress Barn.

  • What Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA)?
    Simply Wall St.

    What Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA)?

    Anyone researching Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) might want to consider the historical volatility of the...

  • Dressbarn closing stores, but e-commerce site will live on
    American City Business Journals

    Dressbarn closing stores, but e-commerce site will live on

    Store-closing sales start today at more than 500 Dressbarn locations nationwide, as the company winds down its brick-and-mortar retail business, but the brand will live on online. Dress Barn Inc. earlier this week announced that it has sold the intellectual property assets of Dressbarn and will transition its e-commerce business to a subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC. A new platform has a tentative launch date of January 1. “We believe the future of Dressbarn is bright and we are excited to grow and expand the online presence for the brand,” said Tai Lopez, co-owner of Retail Ecommerce Ventures, in a statement.