NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Burlington Stores (BURL) - Get Report are lower by 0.61% to $55.36 at the start of trading Wednesday morning as the company prepares to release its latest quarterly earnings.

Burlington is scheduled to announce the results from its 2016 first quarter before the market open on Thursday.

Analysts are expecting the branded apparel retailer to post a year over year increase in its earnings per share and revenue results for the three month period ended in April.

A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters forecast earnings of 48 cents per share on revenue of $1.27 billion.

Burlington reported earnings of 41 cents per share on revenue of $1.18 billion for the 2015 first quarter.

Th ecompany is a Burlington, NJ-based discounted retailer of high-quality apparel for women, children and men.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "sell" rating and a score of D on Burlington Stores stock. This is driven by several weaknesses, which TheStreet Ratings believes should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks it covers.

Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a decline in the stock price during the past year.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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