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Recognitions, Updated Guidance, Cash Tender Offers, Stock Price Movements, and Store Sales - Research Report on Abercrombie &

Recognitions, Updated Guidance, Cash Tender Offers, Stock Price Movements, and
   Store Sales - Research Report on Abercrombie & Fitch, Francesca's, Men's
                        Wearhouse, Express, and Buckle

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NEW YORK, January 15, 2014

NEW YORK, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:
FRAN), The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE: MW), Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), and
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.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Research Report

On January 8, 2014, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (Abercrombie & Fitch) announced
that it has got a perfect score of 100% on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), which is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate
policies and practices with regard to LGBT workplace equality, administered by
the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Todd Corley, Senior Vice President,
Chief Diversity Officer, Abercrombie & Fitch, commented, "Abercrombie & Fitch
has a longstanding commitment to embracing diversity in the workplace and is a
proud supporter of the LGBT community. The Human Rights Campaign has awarded
us a score of 100 percent in their Corporate Equality Index since 2007. We're
delighted to earn another perfect score on the 2014 index." The Full Research
Report on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/40f0_ANF

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Research Report

On January 10, 2014, Francesca's Holdings Corp. (francesca's) announced its
updated guidance for Q4 FY 2013 (period ending February 1, 2014) based on its
holiday period sales performance. The Company stated that it anticipates its
sales to be between $93.0 million and $95.0 million, compared to previous
guidance (provided on December 5, 2013) of sales between $90.0 million and
$95.0 million. francesca's stated that it expects its Q4 FY 2013 diluted EPS
to be in the range of $0.27 to $0.29. Neill P. Davis, francesca's CEO, stated,
"After a lackluster start to the holiday selling season beginning the week of
Thanksgiving, we ended the season stronger. Our customers responded well to
our offerings, particularly apparel, accessories, and gifts. In addition, we
remained diligent during the quarter aligning our inventory levels to our
year-end objectives. As a result, we expect inventory, on an average boutique
basis, to be flat to the comparable prior year period. Overall, we believe
that our differentiated business model, combined with our retail growth
strategy and execution of our operational initiatives, will continue to drive
improvements in long term shareholder value." The Full Research Report on
Francesca's Holdings Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b876_FRAN

The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. Research Report

On January 6, 2014, The Men's Wearhouse Inc. (Men's Wearhouse) announced that
it has initiated a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Jos.
A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (Jos. A. Bank) for $57.50 per share. The Company
informed that the tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on
Friday, March 28, 2014. Men's Wearhouse further stated that it will deliver
notice to Jos. A. Bank regarding its intention to nominate two independent
director candidates, John D. Bowlin and Arthur E. Reiner, for election to Jos.
A. Bank's Board of Directors at its 2014 Annual Meeting. Doug Ewert, President
and CEO of Men's Wearhouse, said, "We believe that our $57.50 per share
proposal to acquire Jos. A. Bank is compelling and provides substantial value
and immediate liquidity to Jos. A. Bank shareholders." Ewert added, "The
highly-qualified nominees proposed by Men's Wearhouse have proven track
records serving on public company boards, and we believe they will act in the
best interest of Jos. A. Bank's shareholders by carefully evaluating the
compelling and value creating opportunity represented by the Men's Wearhouse
offer." 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/ef39_MW

Express Inc. Research Report

On January 10, 2014, Express, Inc.'s (Express) stock rose to end the day at
$19.02, compared to the previous closing price of $18.60, representing a 2.26%
gain. The Company's stock rose 1.17% over the past three trading days,
compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which declined 0.57% over the
same trading period. The Full Research Report on Express Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1bd5_EXPR

Buckle Inc. Research Report

On January 9, 2014, The Buckle Inc. (Buckle) reported that its comparable
store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 5-week period
ended January 4, 2014 decreased 2.8% YoY. The Company added that net sales for
the 5-week fiscal month ended January 4, 2014 decreased 2.2% YoY. Buckle
stated that its comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 48-week period
ended January 4, 2014 increased 0.4% YoY, and net sales for the 48-week fiscal
period ended January 4, 2014 increased 2.5% YoY. The Full Research Report on
Buckle Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0017_BKE

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