Ascena Retail Group INC (ASNA) Stake Lifted by Harvest Capital Strategies Llc

March 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Brinker Cap invested in 11,691 shares or 0% of the stock. 165,400 were accumulated by First Heartland Consultants. Sterling Management Limited has invested 0.11% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). 98,956 are owned by Millennium Limited Liability Company. D E Shaw & invested 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). 23,271 were accumulated by Amalgamated Commercial Bank. Lsv Asset Mngmt has 18,200 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Prelude Management Limited Com invested in 0% or 21,600 shares. Ngam Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 0% or 169,227 shares. New York-based Fny Managed Accounts Ltd has invested 0.12% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Bluecrest Capital Ltd holds 0.01% or 98,314 shares. Ruggie Grp holds 6 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 68,800 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Two Sigma Secs Limited Liability Co owns 24,378 shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 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 11.90M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.16M, up from 2.00 million 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 Green Dot Corp (NYSE:GDOT) by 1.87M shares to 2.21 million shares, valued at $109.47 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Stamps Com Inc (NASDAQ:STMP) by 119,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 60,000 shares, and cut its stake in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE).

More notable recent Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) news were published by: which released: “ascena retail group, inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and Provides Guidance …” on March 05, 2018, also with their article: “S&P downgrades Ann Taylor parent Ascena on weak operating trends and credit …” published on March 14, 2018, 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: and their article: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Participation in Telsey Advisory Group’s 10” published on March 14, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Financial …” with publication date: February 26, 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 company was maintained on Thursday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. Cowen & Co maintained Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Friday, June 9 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Wednesday, December 2 with “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, February 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, December 5.

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