Is Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) becoming toxic?

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Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NYSE:ASNA) has posted results for the last fiscal year, recording EPS of $0.04. That comes to P/E of 44.63. For this year, EPS is anticipated to grow 95.70% over the preceding year, while next year’s EPS is predicted to increase 160.00%.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

Recently, Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NYSE:ASNA) reported that for the previous five years, EPS at Ascena Retail Group, Inc. has increased -15.50%, while rise sales have surged 19.10% over the same period. The combined EPS growth for the imminent five years is projected to be 21.00%.

Shares of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. are now trading at $1.83, giving it market cap of $384.01M. Over the last 12 months, shares of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. have risen to maximum of $-79.92% and declined to a minimum of $10.91%.

The stock?s beta, which measures volatility, is 1.90. For the purpose of clarity, note that a beta of less than 1 implies that a stock is less volatile versus the overall market, while a beta over 1 indicates a stock is more volatile over the market.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. shows 20-Day Simple Moving Average of $-30.66% and 50-Day Simple Moving Average of $-46.33%. The 200-Day SMA is $-65.65%.

The stock’s weekly performance is 6.40% while its monthly performance is -51.33%. Year-to-date the equity has moved -70.44% compared to a performance of -75.37% over the preceding 12 months.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. has witnessed -0.54% insider transactions, showing insider ownership of 0.80%. That compares to 74.70% ownership by institutional investors after 9.95% institutional transactions.

Return on investments in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. for the last 12 months is 2.60%, while return on assets for the equivalent period is 0.10%. Return on equity for the previous 12 months, on the other hand, is 0.40%.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. has RSI (Relative Strength Index) of 26.19.

Investors in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. ASNA need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the June 16th, 2017 $7 Put had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today.

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