March 4 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital Corp are competing to acquire Ann Inc , the struggling U.S. women's retailer and owner of the Ann Taylor brand, according to people familiar with the matter.
CSCO ; pg 24]; DRAM chips maker Micron [ MU ; pg 25]; Littlefuse [ LFUS ; pg 27]; women fashion retailer ANN [brands Ann Taylor , LOFT ; also outlet stores; activist investors; CEO spotlight on Katherine “Kay” Krill ; pg 36]. KR
Ann Taylor plans to launch a new concept in fall 2008.
page/9_0210-investorsentimentreadings.html Bullish stories: Citi [ C ; cheapest bank got cheaper; pg 21]; Ann Taylor [ ANN ; pg 12]; VeriFone [ PAY ; stories of card data breaches will prompt payment terminal upgrades; pg 12]; shopping
Ann Taylor ANN , Chico's CHS and Talbots TLB all reported weak January same-store ..... upcoming month, but for now we are maintaining our fair value estimates. Ann Taylor reported a 10.5% decline in same-store sales compared with January
Ann Inc. ANN is trading lower after providing preliminary ..... 26 per share. In the fourth quarter, Ann expects sales to grow roughly 7% from ..... the companywide comparable down 1%. The Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet concepts were the
Ann Inc. ANN maintained its momentum from the prior ..... 26 per share. In the third quarter, Ann 's sales grew 8.6% on the back of ..... by a 5.6% comparable increase at its Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com, which experienced
leveraged by 50 basis points as Ann Taylor was able to spread its fixed costs ..... this quarter's data was that at Ann Taylor stores total inventory per square foot ..... transit year over year and both Ann Taylor and LOFT brands had started
Ann ANN has taken positive steps toward rightsizing its business and attempting ..... has been to reconnect with its client. If we use the performance of the Ann Taylor stores as any indication, it appears we are not there yet. Toward the end of
Ann ANN offered a more promising outlook for the ..... comparable-store sales of 5.3%. At Ann Taylor , total comps declined 1.1%, with positive ..... delivering positive store sales. However, Ann couldn't escape gross margin contraction