OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble, Francesca's, Ross Stores, and Jones Group Early Briefing and Review

  OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble, Francesca's, Ross Stores, and Jones Group Early
                             Briefing and Review

PR Newswire

LONDON, March 22, 2013

LONDON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Various reports showing robust economic growth failed to provide a positive
impetus to the market yesterday, which resumed its downward trend.
International causes including growing Cyprus uncertainty fuelled the further
decline in the market. The Services sector followed the broader trend and in
light of this we have taken notice of major companies in this sector such as
OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX), Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), Francesca's
Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) and The Jones
Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY). StockCall has released free charting and technical
research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at

In-line with the trend shown by broad market indices, OfficeMax Inc.'s stock
finished 0.99 percent lower at $11.95 and volume down from daily average of
4.36 million to 989,585 shares. The company's stock is up so far in 2013 with
its year-to-date gain at 28.63 percent. However, the stock currently shows a
bullish trend which is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. OfficeMax
has its first support level at $11.18. In the coming trading sessions, the
stock is likely to go as high as $12.05. Upon breaching this level, the stock
may go as high as $12.81. Sign up for the free report on OMX at

Barnes & Noble Inc.'s stock dipped in its latest trading session. The stock
closed 0.88 percent lower at $16.87 with 1.24 million share volume on
Thursday. Despite the decline, the stock is still up more than 12 percent so
far for the year. In the past 52 weeks, the company is up 20.07 percent. The
stock currently has support at $16.75 level. Its MACD chart shows a bullish
trend. Barnes & Noble may face its first resistance level at $16.94. Upon
breaching this level, the stock may go as high as $17.08. BKS free technical
report can be accessed by signing up at

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp. edged lower in yesterday's trading
session, tracking movements in the broad market. The stock closed 0.28 percent
lower at $28.83 on below average volume of 672,703. The company's shares have
gained more than 15 percent this year, outperforming the broad market. It has
support at $27.95. Despite the downward movement, Francesca's Holdings Corp.
shares are still trading above their 20-day and 50-day moving averages. Free
report on FRAN can be accessed by registering at

Ross Stores Inc.'s shares were up for Thursday's trading session, ending the
day 3.36 percent higher at $58.06. The stock fell to an intra-day low of
$55.56, while its intra-day high stood at $58.39. With the upward movement,
Ross Stores has gained more than 9 percent so far this year, compared to a
gain of 10.22 percent for the S&P 500. The company's shares have strong
support at around $56.78, as the stock shows a neutral trend. The stock is
trading higher than its 20-day moving average price of $56.96. Register with
StockCall and download the research on ROST for free at

Despite a mild downward movement in its previous trading session, The Jones
Group Inc. is still up 18.97 percent hitherto for the year. It has gained
11.37 percent in the past 52 weeks. The stock closed 0.86 percent lower at
$12.73 on volume of 628,356 shares. Its average trading volume stands at
901,557 shares. The company's shares currently face resistance at around
$13.17. The stock has support at around $12.66. Read the full free research on
JNY by signing up to StockCall at

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