Consumer Confidence, Ecommerce Initiatives and Geographical Expansion - Research Report on The Gap, Inc., Ann Inc., Chico's, The

   Consumer Confidence, Ecommerce Initiatives and Geographical Expansion -
 Research Report on The Gap, Inc., Ann Inc., Chico's, The Men's Wearhouse and
                                  The Buckle

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NEW YORK, March 12, 2013

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting The Gap
Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Ann Inc (NYSE: ANN), Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), The
Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE: MW) and The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE). Today's
readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Gap Inc. Research Report

Gap has been consistently gaining in the past weeks and is now on its 3-month
high. The company's recent sales increases have been causing plenty of
excitement, with February 2013 net sales up by 11 percent as compared to last
year. This increase is due to the strong performance of the company's Gap and
Old Navy brands, with jeans and woven tops contributing a large increase.
Moving forward, the company's new limited edition Jimi Hendrix T-shirts may
further increase sales in the coming month. This interesting new offering is
in line with the company's strategy to offer compelling new products in order
to sustain positive sales performance. The Full Research Report on The Gap
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/57e3_GPS]

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Ann Inc. Research Report

Ann Inc. crushed Wall Street estimates, reporting record EPS results and
double-digit net income. The company attributes this strong performance to new
product offerings and operating profit expansion. For the rest of the year,
Ann Inc. expects that its real estate initiatives and entry to Canada will
provide a strong platform for growth. Furthermore, Ann Inc. recently began
offering international shipping for its ecommerce websites, which should help
the company serve the previously unmet international demand from international
visitors. The retailer provided a strong outlook for the next quarter, with
total net sales to be $600 million. With new growth strategies and a strong
outlook, Ann Inc. is confident that it will again top estimates for the coming
quarters. The Full Research Report on Ann Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f148_ANN]

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Chico's FAS, Inc. Research Report

Chico's impressed analysts and investors with its earnings per share growth of
27 percent in the fourth quarter and 32 percent in fiscal 2012. Higher sales
at its direct-to-consumer business and its same-store sales growth has
contributed to this growth. Looking ahead, Chico's expansion into Canada as
well as its Boston Proper acquisition may become drivers for future growth.
Its "omni-channel" business model has also been helping the company push
forward, with direct-to-consumer sales staying strong. Seeing Chico's vast
potential, analysts at JP Morgan reiterated their Overweight rating on the
company. JP Morgan notes the company's ability to ramp up its profitability
and its margin enhancing opportunities. Furthermore, researchers at the Maxim
Group began coverage on Chico's with a Buy rating. The Full Research Report on
Chico's FAS, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6a94_CHS]

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The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. Research Report

Many are excited for Men's Wearhouse's upcoming earnings report, with analysts
believing that the company will bring out strong results. According to Greg
Harrison, an analyst at Thomson Reuters, the retail sector as a whole "had a
good quarter, benefitting from a strong holiday shopping season… consumers
shrugged off fears of higher taxes to come in 2013 and uncertainty over the
fiscal cliff and continued to spend." Looking ahead, the company's new Blair
Underwood spring collection and forays into mobile shopping are encouraging.
Men's Wearhouse is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth quarter 2012 results
on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The Full Research Report on The Men's Wearhouse,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f3de_MW]

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The Buckle, Inc. Research Report

The Buckle gained almost 3 percent after the company reported that net sales
for the fiscal month ended March 2, 2013 increased 2.9 percent to $89.3
million. The company's focus on providing up-to-date fashion for the youth
continues to impress. Furthermore, Retail Metrics President Ken Perkins
expects that retailers should see greater sales gains in March when consumer
spending picks up and regains confidence. The Buckle is scheduled to report
its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The Full Research
Report on The Buckle, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/71f0_BKE]

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