Harvest Capital Strategies LLC Has Boosted Its Ascena Retail Group INC (ASNA) Position by $19.80 Million

March 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 57,300 shares. D E Shaw Company Incorporated reported 343,214 shares. Raymond James Financial Advisors, a Florida-based fund reported 45,449 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0% or 141,260 shares in its portfolio. Principal Fin Grp Inc has invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Schwab Charles Invest Management invested in 0% or 1.32M shares. Moreover, Prudential Fin has 0.01% invested in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 1.36M shares. Buckingham Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 10,949 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bank & Trust, a Michigan-based fund reported 184,960 shares. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0% invested in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 123,877 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can invested in 79,582 shares or 0% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) or 4,736 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 126,330 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ruggie Cap holds 6 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Quinn Opportunity Prtn Lc invested 0.01% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA).

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 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 2.00M 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 $386.91 million 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 Echostar Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) by 358,106 shares to 341,894 shares, valued at $19.57M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) by 60,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 250,000 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 Marketwatch.com with their article: “S&P downgrades Ann Taylor parent Ascena on weak operating trends and credit …” published on March 14, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “ascena retail group, inc. Announces Participation in Telsey Advisory Group’s 10” on March 14, 2018. More interesting news about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ascena Retail Group: Stay Away From This Portfolio Killer” published on February 26, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “ascena retail group, inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and Provides Guidance …” with publication date: March 05, 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 Cowen & Co on Friday, June 9 with “Hold”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of ASNA in report on Tuesday, January 12 with “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, January 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 1 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 18 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 5 report.

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