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Ascena Retail

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-0.21 (-3.48%)

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Ascena Retail backs FY17 adjusted EPS view 60c-65c, consensus 61c

President and CEO David Jaffe said, "Market conditions are challenging, and at this time, we believe it is prudent to assume that they will remain so. We are focused on the areas of the business that we can control. We expect to drive down inventory levels, execute cost controls, and build a more flexible and responsive organization in general. While these actions will support our near-term performance, we will also continue to aggressively work on our enterprise transformation to create sustainable performance for the longer term through enhanced customer facing capabilities. The tough environment certainly highlights the necessity of the transformation we are executing, and we are working to ensure that ascena emerges as a strong competitor that can simultaneously drive value to a demanding customer and produce the returns expected by our shareholders."

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ASNA Ascena Retail
$5.83

-0.21 (-3.48%)

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Ascena Retail downgraded to Perform at Oppenheimer
As previously reported, Oppenheimer analyst Anna Andreeva downgraded Ascena Retail to Perform from Outperform following the company's "disappointing" Q4 EPS miss. The analyst says that while Justice's turnaround is proceeding on plan, volatility across other divisions keeps her sidelined.
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Ascena Retail downgraded on Q4 results at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital downgraded Ascena to Sector Perform from Outperform. Analyst Brian Tunick downgraded the stock based on the company's Q4 EPS miss and its lower than expected fiscal 2017 EPS guidance. Target $7.
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Ascena Retail outlook still positive despite Q4 miss, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Pamela Quintiliano says that Ascena's initiatives remain on track, as the momentum of its Justice unit should continue during the holiday season. She thinks that the company has multiple additional near-term positive catalysts. The analyst cut her price target on the shares to $8 from $10 but keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ford (F) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with analyst Joseph Amaturo saying he believes North American volume and pricing trends for trucks will deteriorate and is concerned that the passenger car market will remain challenged given stiff competition from Japanese and European OEMs that can heavily discount due to weak currencies. 2. General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Consumer Edge. 3. Ascena Retail (ASNA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. 4. Avnet (AVT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel and to Sell from Hold at Cross Research. 5. HD Supply (HDS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Deane Dray saying it will take several quarters for the company to address its supply chain errors, and she expects the stock "to stay range bound over the medium term." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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