How to buy Ascena Retail Group stock - 19 April

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How to buy Ascena Retail Group stock

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Ascena Retail Group, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Ascena Retail Group shares (ASNA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ascena Retail Group employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in Ascena Retail Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ascena Retail Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASNA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ascena Retail Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ascena Retail Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ascena Retail Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Ascena Retail Group share price

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Ascena Retail Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-22.
52-week rangeUSD$0.25 - USD$3.68
50-day moving average USD$0.279
200-day moving average USD$0.8078
Wall St. target priceUSD$1
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.349

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Is it a good time to buy Ascena Retail Group stock?

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Is Ascena Retail Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ascena Retail Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ascena Retail Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ascena Retail Group's PEG ratio

Ascena Retail Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.52. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ascena Retail Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ascena Retail Group's EBITDA

Ascena Retail Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$221.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ascena Retail Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ascena Retail Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.45%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -12.23%
Book value $7.695
Market capitalisation USD$6.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ascena Retail Group shares

There are currently 3.1 million Ascena Retail Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Ascena Retail Group's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 3.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ascena Retail Group shares can be evaluated.

Ascena Retail Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ascena Retail Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ascena Retail Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ascena Retail Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Ascena Retail Group's SIR currently stands at 3.11. In other words for every 100,000 Ascena Retail Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3110 shares are currently held short.

However Ascena Retail Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ascena Retail Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ascena Retail Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ascena Retail Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.3% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ascena Retail Group shares in existence, roughly 300 shares are currently held short) or 0.3377% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ascena Retail Group shares, roughly 338 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ascena Retail Group.

Find out more about how you can short Ascena Retail Group stock.

Ascena Retail Group share dividends

We're not expecting Ascena Retail Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Ascena Retail Group's shares ever split?

Ascena Retail Group's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 18 December 2019. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ascena Retail Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ascena Retail Group shares which in turn could have impacted Ascena Retail Group's share price.

Ascena Retail Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ascena Retail Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.25 up to $3.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASNA.US volatility(beta: 1.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ascena Retail Group's is 1.7059. This would suggest that Ascena Retail Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ascena Retail Group overview

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company operates through four segments: Premium Fashion, Plus Fashion, Kids Fashion, and Value Fashion. It offers a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; and lifestyle products comprising cosmetics and bedroom accessories. The company also offers casual clothing, career wear, dressy apparel, and active wear, as well as special occasion and classic apparel. Its principal brands comprise Ann Taylor, LOFT, dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Catherines, and Justice brands. The company also offers its products through its Websites, including anntaylor.

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