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    1. From Barron’s, October 6, 2014 (Part 2)


      Sat, 4 Oct 2014

      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

    2. A Framework for Evaluating Investments and Reforms in State-Owned Enterprises


      Tue, 2 Sep 2014

      Ann Taylor plans to launch a new concept in fall 2008.

    3. From Barron’s, March 31, 2014 (Part 2)


      Sat, 29 Mar 2014

      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

    4. How to Handle Diversification


      Thu, 20 Feb 2014

      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

    5. Ann ’s 4Q Results Hampered by Promotional Environment


      Thu, 7 Feb 2013

      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

    6. Improved Sales and a Slowdown in Promotions Help Ann's Bottom Line in 3Q


      Wed, 28 Nov 2012

      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

    7. Ann's Colorful Merchandise Helps Deliver Good Quarter and Better Expectations for Second Half


      Mon, 20 Aug 2012

      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

    8. Ann's Fundamental Goals Encouraging, but Will Take Time to Reach; Shares Fairly Valued


      Sun, 20 May 2012

      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

    9. Ann Has Good 4Q With Promising Outlook for 2012; Shares Fairly Valued


      Fri, 9 Mar 2012

      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

    10. Ann Posts Solid Quarter Thanks to Better Merchandising and Expense Control; Shares Fairly Valued


      Fri, 18 Nov 2011

      help profitability grow. Both the namesake Ann Taylor and LOFT brands fared well, with Ann Taylor benefiting from strength in the e-commerce ..... more than 10% of total firm sales). At Ann Taylor , comp growth was 2.5%, while LOFT posted

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