Financial Results and Philanthropic Initiatives - Research Report on Williams-Sonoma, Chico's, Dollar General, Guess, and The

     Financial Results and Philanthropic Initiatives - Research Report on
    Williams-Sonoma, Chico's, Dollar General, Guess, and The Fresh Market

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NEW YORK, September 2, 2013

NEW YORK, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), Dollar
General Corp. (NYSE: DG), Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES), and The Fresh Market Inc.
(NASDAQ: TFM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (Williams-Sonoma) reported its Q2 FY
2013 (period ended August 4, 2013) financial results. The Company's net
revenues increased 12.3% YoY to $982.2 million during the quarter. Net
earnings were $48.9 million or $0.49 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2013,
compared to $43.4 million or $0.43 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2012.
Williams-Sonoma's President and CEO, Laura Alber, said, "Our second quarter
results demonstrate the strong demand for our brands and the profitability of
our multi-channel, multi-brand platform. We achieved sales and profit levels
that exceeded our expectations while making investments in our growth
objectives and in the infrastructure to support them." The Company anticipates
Q3 FY 2013 revenue and diluted EPS to be within $1,020 million to $1,040
million, and $0.51 to $0.54 per diluted share, respectively. Besides,
full-year FY 2013 revenue is expected to be in the range of $4,260 million to
$4,340 million. The Full Research Report on Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/WSM]

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Chico's FAS, Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, Chico's FAS, Inc. (Chico's) reported its Q2 FY 2013
financial results (period ended August 3, 2013). The Company's total net sales
increased 1.2% YoY to $649.5 million during the quarter, primarily reflecting
112 net new stores for a square footage increase of 8.8%. Comparable sales for
Q2 FY 2013 decreased 2.6% compared to a 5.6% YoY increase in Q2 FY 2012,
impacted by lower transaction count and average dollar sale which further was
attributed to lower traffic and the cycling of strong comparable sales last in
2012. Net income was $43.6 million or $0.27 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2013,
compared to $53.4 million or $0.32 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2012. 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/CHS]

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Dollar General Corp. Research Report

On August 21, 2013, Dollar General Corp. (Dollar General) announced that the
Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to
c.650 schools, nonprofits, and literacy organizations to support youth
literacy programs. The Company stated that its Dollar General Literacy
Foundation supports initiatives aid others in improving their lives through
literacy and education, and the foundation has awarded more than $84.9 million
in grants nonprofit organizations since 1993. Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's
Chairman and CEO said, "Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy
Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a
distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that
improve education and enhance literacy. At Dollar General, we are passionate
about our mission of Serving Others and it's exciting to see the real
difference literacy and learning makes in people's lives." The Full Research
Report on Dollar General Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/DG]

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Guess? Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, Guess? Inc. (Guess) reported its Q2 FY 2014 financial
results (period ended August 3, 2013). The Company's net revenue increased
0.6% YoY to $639 million during the quarter. Net earnings attributable to
Guess were $39.9 million or $0.47 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2014, compared
to $42.9 million or $0.49 per diluted share, in Q2 FY 2013. Guess expects its
full-year FY 2014 consolidated net revenues to be the in the range of $2,560
million to $2,590 million. The Company also expects full-year FY 2014 adjusted
diluted EPS to range between $1.78 and $1.92, and GAAP diluted EPS to be in
the range of $1.70 to $1.84 respectively. The Company also announced that its
Board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the
Company's common stock to be payable on September 27, 2013 to shareholders of
record at the close of business on September 11, 2013. The Full Research
Report on Guess? Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/GES]

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The Fresh Market Inc. Research Report

On August 28, 2013, The Fresh Market, Inc. (The Fresh Market) reported its
financial results for Q2 FY 2013 (period ended July 28, 2013) with sales of
$354.8 million, up 13.3% YoY. Net income was $15.6 million or $0.32 per
diluted share, in Q2 FY 2013, compared to $13.3 million or $0.28 per diluted
share, in Q2 FY 2012. Craig Carlock, President and CEO of The Fresh Market,
said, "I am pleased that we delivered another quarter of double-digit sales
and earnings growth. Comparable store sales continued to improve from prior
quarters and gross margin expanded, even in the face of rising product cost
inflation. We also opened five stores this quarter and remain on track to
achieve record new store openings this fiscal year." For full-year FY 2013,
the Company anticipates diluted EPS to range between $1.50 and $1.55. The Full
Research Report on The Fresh Market Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/TFM]

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