| Ascena Retail Group is a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. Co. operates its business in four reportable segments: Premium Fashion, Plus Fashion, Kids Fashion and Value Fashion. Co.'s Premium Fashion segment consists of its Ann Taylor and LOFT brands; its Plus Fashion segment consists of its Lane Bryant and Catherines brands; its Kids Fashion segment consists of its Justice brand; and its Value Fashion segment consists of its Dressbarn brand. All of Co.'s segments sell fashion merchandise to the women's and girls' apparel market across a range of ages, sizes and demographics. The ASNA YTD return is shown above.
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is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
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