Ann Rises On Unusually High Volume (ANN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ann (NYSE: ANN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.04 (+3.4%) at $31.25 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Ann has a market cap of $1.42 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 11% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

ANN Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retailing of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Ann Ratings Report.

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