Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is now up 13.09% compared to a 12-month low of $1.91. We have seen the price to move -4.42% lower and get settled at $2.16 on 02/21/2019. At recent session, it appeared stuck in a range of $2.1 to $2.35. This company shares are 23.61% off its target price of $2.67 and the current market capitalization stands at $428.35M. The recent change has given its price a -19% deficit over SMA 50 and -59.13% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -25.77% declines, -40.66% declines and -54.14% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found ASNA’s volatility during a week at 7.95% and during a month it has been found around 7.68%.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $451 million or 0% in ASNA stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Blackrock Inc. owns $58.73 million in Ascena Retail Group, Inc., which represents roughly 13.71% of the company’s market cap and approximately 13.02% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Stadium Capital Management Llc, which owns 19,231,162 shares of the stock are valued at $43.46 million. The third largest holder is Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc., which currently holds $39.48 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 9.22% of its market capitalization.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of December reporting period, 91 institutional holders increased their position in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) by some 14,997,657 shares, 80 decreased positions by 10,484,349 and 42 held positions by 174,201,588. That puts total institutional holdings at 199,683,594 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 17 new institutional investments totaling 993,848 shares while 32 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,101,677 shares.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Lawther Krill Katherine has sold 19,400 shares of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) in trading session dated Dec. 28, 2017. These shares are worth $45,202 and were traded at $2.33 each. The SEC filing shows that Lawther Krill Katherine performed a sale of 195,600 shares. The Director disposed these shares by way of transaction on Dec. 27, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $2.45 per share worth to an income of some $479,220 on account of Lawther Krill Katherine.

EVP, Chief HR Officer, Pershing John E, sold 912 common shares of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) in the open market. In a transaction dated Oct. 02, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $2.38, raking in a sum of $2,171. After this sale, 49,440 common shares of ASNA are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $106,790.

In the transaction dated Dec. 12, 2016, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Chairman; Jaffe Elliot S disposed a total of 9,150 shares at an average price of $7.61, amounting to approximately $69,632. The insider now directly owns 1,947,055 shares worth $4,205,639.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 4 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3.4 average brokerage recommendation.