Holder Harvest Capital Strategies LLC Boosted Ascena Retail Group INC (ASNA) Holding

March 14, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold ASNA shares while 47 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 178.41 million shares or 0.67% less from 179.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board stated it has 269,800 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 1,091 shares stake. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc accumulated 0% or 569 shares. Icm Asset Management Incorporated Wa reported 2.09% stake. 31,822 were accumulated by Profund Advsrs Limited Co. Aqr Mngmt holds 0% or 57,376 shares. 343,214 were reported by D E Shaw And Com. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP accumulated 17,694 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 104,921 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Qs Investors Limited Liability has 391,852 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Whittier Trust invested in 0% or 132 shares. Art Advsr Lc holds 0.05% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) or 413,118 shares. Tocqueville Asset LP accumulated 787,604 shares. Harvest Strategies Ltd Liability Co owns 11.90M shares. Strs Ohio owns 137,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $2,174 activity.

Harvest Capital Strategies Llc increased its stake in Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) by 494.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Harvest Capital Strategies Llc bought 9.90M shares as the company’s stock declined 59.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11.90 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.16 million, up from 2.00M 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 $386.91M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $2.02. About 1.05 million shares traded. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Harvest Capital Strategies Llc, which manages about $1.58 billion and $523.53 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Western Digital Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:WDC) by 200,000 shares to 100,000 shares, valued at $8.64 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Echostar Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) by 358,106 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 341,894 shares, and cut its stake in Stamps Com Inc (NASDAQ:STMP).

More notable recent Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ascena Retail: Dead Money” on March 07, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Participation in Telsey Advisory Group’s 10” published on March 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ascena Retail Group: Stay Away From This Portfolio Killer” on February 26, 2018. More interesting news about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Financial …” published on February 26, 2018 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “S&P downgrades Ann Taylor parent Ascena on weak operating trends and credit …” with publication date: March 14, 2018.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Ascena Retail Group had 31 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, June 12. As per Wednesday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. Citigroup initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $14 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, March 6. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, December 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. On Tuesday, December 5 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $200 target in Friday, June 9 report.

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