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August 22, 2014
13:12 EDTANN, CACH, ASNA, NWYAnn Inc. slides after Q2 SSS decline
Shares of women's specialty retailer Ann Inc. (ANN) are sliding after the company said that it experienced softer traffic levels along with sales and margin pressure in the second half of the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Ann's Q2 earnings per share was 70c, which is a bit higher than analysts' consensus of 68c. The company's Q2 revenue was $648.7M, which nearly matched analysts' consensus of $648.09M. The clothing retailer cited softer traffic levels and a highly promotional environment pressured sales and margin as the reason for its loss during the second half of the quarter. In addition, LOFT experienced continued softness in basic knit tops, which represented a significant component of its summer assortment. Q2 same-store-sales were down 2.3%. Ann sees Q3 revenue to be $670M, which is a bit lower than analysts' consensus of $673.31M and sees Q3 comparable sales to be flat to slightly negative. The company expects it FY14 revenue to be $2.56B, which matches analysts' $2.56B consensus and anticipates flat comparable sales in FY14. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call, Ann said that Q3 inventories are "conservatively positioned" as it enters the fall season. Ann said that despite the "challenging" retail environment, the retailer noted that it is focused on optimizing full-price sell-through to drive positive comp and increase productivity. Overall, the company believes that it is better positioned to optimize brand growth. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Ann Inc. fell $1.19, or 3.07%, to $37.62. OTHERS TO WATCH: Ascena Retail (ASNA) is up fractionally, Cache (CACH) is down 1.52%, and New York & Company (NWY) is up 1.84%.
News For ANN;ASNA;CACH;NWY From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2014
10:10 EDTANNJanney to hold a field trip
Janney Montgomery Holiday Mall Tour is being held at Tysons Corner, Virginia on November 25.
November 21, 2014
07:51 EDTANNAnn Inc. nows sees FY14 revenue $2.516B, consensus $2.52B
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07:49 EDTANNAnn Inc. backs view of Q4 SSS down in low-single digits
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07:47 EDTANNAnn Inc. reports Q3 EPS ex-items 72c, consensus 68c
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November 20, 2014
15:28 EDTANNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Foot Locker (FL), consensus 79c; ANN Inc. (ANN), consensus 68c; Hibbett Sports (HIBB), consensus 62c; Berry Plastics (BERY), consensus 37c; Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO), consensus 90c.
07:21 EDTANNAnn Taylor November volatility elevated into Q3 and holiday sales outlook
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November 19, 2014
07:16 EDTANNAnn Taylor November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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November 17, 2014
10:02 EDTASNAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:30 EDTASNAAscena Retail downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale
November 13, 2014
13:22 EDTANNAnn Taylor November volatility elevated into Q3 and holiday sales outlook
Ann Taylor November call option implied volatility is at 55, December is at 37, January and March is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 21.

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