Updates on Apparel Stores Industry Stocks -- Ascena Retail, Guess', Children's Place, and Stage Stores

Jul 27, 2016, 08:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Stock-Callers.com has directed investors' attention to the Apparel Stores industry, which remains in constant battle with the increasing popularity of e-commerce and changing consumer preferences and spending behaviors. To further improve their offerings and consumer experience, companies are expanding their networks and evolving their business models. See how today's top picks have fared over the last few trading sessions: Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), Guess' Inc. (NYSE: GES), The Children's Place Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE), and Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE: SSI). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their freenotes at:


Ascena Retail Group 

At the close on Tuesday, shares in Mahwah, New Jersey headquartered Ascena Retail Group Inc. rose 1.98%, ending the day at $8.26. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.47 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 19.19% in the last one month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 13.53%. Moreover, shares of Ascena Retail Group, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy, plus-size women, and teen girls in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.97.

On July 11th, 2016, Lane Bryant, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, announced that celebrated American ready-to-wear designer PrabalGurung will be creating a limited-edition line of women's fashion with his signature style exclusively for the plus size retailer. The collection is set to hit stores March 2017, and will be sold under the PrabalGurung Exclusively for Lane Bryant label. Visit us today and access our complete notes on ASNA at:



Shares in Los Angeles, California headquartered Guess' Inc. ended the day 2.22% higher at $14.74 and with a total volume of 990,449 shares traded. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 3.69%. Shares of the Company, which designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women, and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities, have an RSI of 46.81.

On July 19th, 2016, research firm Piper Jaffray downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Underweight'. The complimentary notes on GES can be accessed at:


The Children's Place 

On Tuesday, shares in Secaucus, New Jersey-based The Children's Place Inc. finished 0.33% higher at $84.59 and with a total volume of 203,074 shares traded. The stock has advanced 10.92% in the last one month, 7.30% over the previous three months, and 54.05% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 11.20% and 26.40%, respectively. Additionally, shares of The Children's Place, which sells apparel, accessories, footwear, and other items for children; and designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells merchandise under the proprietary The Children's Place, and Baby Place brand names, have an RSI of 71.83.

On July 14th, 2016, Alliance Data Systems announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for The Children's Place, the largest children's pure-play specialty apparel retailer in North America. Alliance Data will develop and deliver a tailored credit card program that is designed to leverage proprietary data-driven insights and a deep retail heritage to deliver a robust value proposition that recognizes and rewards card members and complements The Children's Place's existing multi-tender loyalty program. Alliance Data has signed an agreement to purchase the existing The Children's Place private label credit card portfolio, with the closing expected in Q4 2016. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest notes on PLCE at:


Stage Stores 

Houston, Texas headquartered Stage Stores Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 196,037 shares at the end of yesterday's session and closed the day at $5.84, gaining 3.73%. The stock has advanced 17.03% in the last one month. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 10.07%. Additionally, shares of Stage Stores, which operates as a specialty department store retailer in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the U.S., have an RSI at 60.99. Get free access to your notes on SSIat:



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