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Ann (NYSE:ANN) Director Dale W. Hilpert sold 16,875 shares of Ann stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.86, for a total value of $672,637.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,374 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,649,168. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Ann (NYSE:ANN) traded up 1.97% on Friday, hitting $40.38. The stock had a trading volume of 692,399 shares. Ann has a 52 week low of $30.71 and a 52 week high of $43.61. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.24 and a 200-day moving average of $37.20. The company has a market cap of $1.851 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.35.

Ann (NYSE:ANN) last released its earnings data on Friday, May 30th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. Ann’s revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Ann will post $2.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ANN. Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group raised their price target on shares of Ann from $41.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of Ann from $46.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ann in a research note on Friday, May 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ann currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.81.

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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