Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture Boosted By $2.22 Million Its Citigroup (C) Position; Quantitative Investment Management Lowered Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Stake By $683,600

May 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture increased Citigroup Inc (C) stake by 20.69% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture acquired 30,000 shares as Citigroup Inc (C)’s stock declined 9.55%. The Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture holds 175,000 shares with $13.02M value, up from 145,000 last quarter. Citigroup Inc now has $178.39 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.24% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $69.96. About 16.16M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 17.06% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500.




Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) stake by 45.79% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Quantitative Investment Management Llc sold 341,800 shares as Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)’s stock declined 15.77%. The Quantitative Investment Management Llc holds 404,600 shares with $950,000 value, down from 746,400 last quarter. Ascena Retail Group Inc now has $613.72 million valuation. The stock increased 5.61% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $3.2. About 3.48M shares traded or 116.78% up from the average. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 47.27% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.82% the S&P500.

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. FBR Capital downgraded the shares of ASNA in report on Tuesday, September 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $2 target in Tuesday, March 6 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $15 target in Monday, January 18 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $7 target in Tuesday, September 20 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. As per Friday, January 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Another recent and important Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Why Ascena Retail Group Stock Jumped Today” on May 16, 2018.

Analysts await Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) to report earnings on June, 14. They expect $-0.10 EPS, down 300.00% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.05 per share. After $-0.12 actual EPS reported by Ascena Retail Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold ASNA shares while 50 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 172.72 million shares or 3.19% less from 178.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Huntington National Bank holds 0% or 490 shares. California Employees Retirement invested in 2.09M shares. Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.1% or 4.85 million shares in its portfolio. Shelton reported 16,548 shares. Interest Group reported 136,963 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Raymond James And Associates holds 62,804 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas has 49,225 shares. Piedmont Advisors Lc has 0% invested in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 35,050 shares. 1.52 million were reported by Icm Asset Mngmt Inc Wa. 133,202 were reported by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Prudential, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1.35 million shares. 57,300 are owned by Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky. 367,277 are held by New York State Teachers Retirement System. Aqr Cap Mngmt Llc stated it has 72,596 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 411,370 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Quantitative Investment Management Llc increased Big Lots Inc (NYSE:BIG) stake by 29,900 shares to 143,500 valued at $8.06M in 2017Q4. It also upped Legg Mason Inc (NYSE:LM) stake by 44,100 shares and now owns 70,500 shares. Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) was raised too.

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 23 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Vetr. Deutsche Bank maintained Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) rating on Tuesday, January 26. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $47 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on Tuesday, January 16 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, April 11. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. Zacks downgraded the shares of C in report on Friday, August 14 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 20.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $4.97 million activity. 7,000 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares with value of $536,410 were sold by Callahan Don. The insider Forese James A. sold 6,466 shares worth $500,666. Another trade for 3,400 shares valued at $263,126 was made by MURRAY JOSEPH MICHAEL on Tuesday, February 27. Fraser Jane Nind had sold 32,400 shares worth $2.51 million on Tuesday, February 27. 8,010 shares valued at $611,804 were sold by Hu W. Bradford on Tuesday, February 27. On Tuesday, February 27 the insider Gerspach John C sold $542,920.

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