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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Ann

(NYSE:

ANN

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $35.43, above its previous 52-week high of $35.42 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 1:39 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Ann has a market cap of $1.66 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 40.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

ANN INC., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. It offers a range of career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes, and accessories under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ann as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

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