Franklin Street Advisors Has Trimmed Mattel (MAT) Position By $4.10 Million; Ascena Retail Group Has 1.16 Sentiment

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and tween girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $420.97 million. The firm operates through six divisions: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines. It currently has negative earnings. It creates, designs, and develops a range of merchandise, including apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates; lifestyle products comprising cosmetics and bedroom furnishings; and wear-to-work, sportswear, footwear, and social occasion apparel.

Franklin Street Advisors Inc decreased Mattel Inc (MAT) stake by 94.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Franklin Street Advisors Inc sold 273,126 shares as Mattel Inc (MAT)’s stock declined 15.13%. The Franklin Street Advisors Inc holds 15,000 shares with $232,000 value, down from 288,126 last quarter. Mattel Inc now has $5.69B valuation. The stock decreased 2.42% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $16.55. About 6.37 million shares traded. Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) has declined 26.92% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.62% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Ascena Retail Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Ascena Retail Group, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $7.0 while the high is $7.0. The stock’s average target of $7 is 218.18% above today’s ($2.2) share price. ASNA was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 20, 2016. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Telsey Advisory. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital on Tuesday, September 20 to “Mkt Perform”. As per Thursday, December 15, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Tuesday, September 20 to “Sector Perform” rating.

The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.2. About 1.84 million shares traded. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) has declined 70.94% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. holds 33.29% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. for 17.47 million shares. Stadium Capital Management Llc owns 14.75 million shares or 14.89% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has 5.57% invested in the company for 11.90 million shares. The Washington-based Icm Asset Management Inc Wa has invested 2.09% in the stock. Towle & Co, a Missouri-based fund reported 4.35 million shares.

Analysts await Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $-0.09 EPS, down 28.57% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.07 per share. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by Ascena Retail Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -181.82% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2,174 activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Mattel Inc. had 63 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) rating on Friday, July 28. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $2000 target. The stock of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 4 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 21 by M Partners. The company was upgraded on Thursday, February 4 by Argus Research. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MAT in report on Monday, February 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, January 28. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, January 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 72 investors sold MAT shares while 132 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 359.18 million shares or 14.87% more from 312.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pettyjohn Wood & White holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) for 13,775 shares. Evercore Wealth Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) for 100 shares. Dnb Asset As stated it has 32,818 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board accumulated 36,495 shares or 0% of the stock. Baystate Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation reported 153 shares. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT). Nomura Asset Mgmt Commerce, a Japan-based fund reported 52,120 shares. Rampart Inv Management Limited Liability Corp holds 4,343 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt invested 0.03% in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT). Sasco Cap Ct owns 1.95M shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. Jnba Fincl Advsr stated it has 0% in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT). Jane Street Group Inc Ltd Liability Corporation holds 119,775 shares. Ariel Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 8.31 million shares or 1.49% of the stock. Norinchukin Bankshares The reported 0.01% in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT). Eqis Capital Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) for 13,623 shares.

Franklin Street Advisors Inc increased Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stake by 9,996 shares to 159,097 valued at $15.20 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Cisco Sys Inc Com (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 10,651 shares and now owns 506,149 shares. Idexx Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX) was raised too.

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