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Ann (NYSE:ANN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of Ann from $42.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at BlueFin Research downgraded shares of Ann from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 23rd. Finally, analysts at Oppenheimer downgraded shares of Ann from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 7th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.90.

Ann (NYSE:ANN) traded up 4.07% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $38.87. 1,835,876 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Ann has a 1-year low of $30.11 and a 1-year high of $43.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $39.38 and its 200-day moving average is $36.98. The company has a market cap of $1.762 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.09.

Ann (NYSE:ANN) last released its earnings data on Friday, May 30th. The company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $590.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $598.25 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Ann will post $2.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ANN INC., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands.

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