Consumer Confidence, Ecommerce Initiatives and Geographical Expansion - Research Report on The Gap, Inc., Ann Inc., Chico's, The Men's Wearhouse and The Buckle PR Newswire 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] -- 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] -- 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] -- 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] -- 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] -- Consider Investors Alliance Tired of hearing about the latest, greatest trade opportunity... only to realize that the ship has long sailed? You need a strong, informative community in your arsenal. 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Consumer Confidence, Ecommerce Initiatives and Geographical Expansion - Research Report on The Gap, Inc., Ann Inc., Chico's, The
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