EPS for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR) (PBR) Expected At $0.20; Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) SI Decreased By 4.34%

October 23, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Ascena Retail Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASNA) had a decrease of 4.34% in short interest. ASNA’s SI was 42.21M shares in October as released by FINRA. Its down 4.34% from 44.12M shares previously. With 1.69 million avg volume, 25 days are for Ascena Retail Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASNA)’s short sellers to cover ASNA’s short positions. The SI to Ascena Retail Group Incorporated’s float is 31.38%. About 1.69M shares traded. Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since October 23, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) to report $0.20 EPS on November, 9.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 66.67% from last quarter’s $0.12 EPS. PBR’s profit would be $1.29 billion giving it 12.80 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR)’s analysts see 150.00% EPS growth. About 11.07M shares traded. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) has risen 39.56% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500.




Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras specializes in the oil, natural gas and energy industry. The company has market cap of $66.14 billion. The Firm is engaged in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields and from shale or other rocks. It currently has negative earnings.

Among 14 analysts covering Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE:PBR), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA had 37 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 13. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Underperform” rating and $2 target in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, September 15. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, February 4 report. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 26 report. Barclays Capital downgraded Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) on Monday, October 12 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 5 to “Buy”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, March 23.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. The company has market cap of $394.46 million. The Firm operates through six divisions: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. It currently has negative earnings. The ANN segment offers feminine classics and fashion choices, sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 38 investors sold Ascena Retail Group Inc shares while 42 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 179.61 million shares or 3.03% less from 185.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Bankshares Of Canada invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). Morgan Stanley has 1.42 million shares. Coliseum Capital Mgmt accumulated 3.11% or 2.37 million shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 133,287 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ameritas Invest Prns accumulated 14,943 shares. Paloma Prns Management invested in 13,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Financial Bank Of America De holds 297,182 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Street Corporation reported 0% in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 157,040 shares or 0% of the stock. Amer Intl Grp holds 0% or 128,849 shares in its portfolio. 1.36 million were accumulated by Prudential Fincl Incorporated. Holt Cap Lc Dba Holt Cap Limited Partnership holds 26,830 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 1.43 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Financial Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 884,316 shares. First Heartland Consultants Inc owns 165,400 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ascena Retail Group had 25 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, February 11 to “Neutral”. Guggenheim maintained Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Thursday, September 24 with “” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, June 1. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, September 20. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) rating on Wednesday, June 1. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $10 target. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ASNA in report on Wednesday, December 2 with “Overweight” rating. Citigroup downgraded the shares of ASNA in report on Tuesday, March 7 to “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by Cowen & Co.

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