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Ann Inc (ANN) Earnings: An Early Look

Earnings season is winding down, with most companies already having reported their quarterly results. But there are still some companies left to report, and Ann Inc (NYSE:ANN) Taylor parent Ann Inc (NYSE: ANN) is one of them. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarterly reports is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise.

Ann Inc (NYSE:ANN)The women’s retail niche has been a challenging place for investors lately, as companies have had a tough time navigating the changing fashion trends to maintain consistent success. Ann Inc (NYSE: ANN) bounced sharply higher during the summer, but since then, investors have gotten nervous again. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with Ann Inc (NYSE: ANN) over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report on Friday.

Stats on ANN

Analyst EPS Estimate $0.01
Change From Year-Ago EPS (90%)
Revenue Estimate $617.8 million
Change From Year-Ago Revenue 9%
Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters 4

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Will ANN disappoint its investors this quarter?
Analysts have lost confidence over the past month in their projections on ANN’s earnings, slashing what had been an optimistic $0.25 per share call for the just-ended quarter to just $0.01 and similarly reducing fiscal 2014 estimates. Shareholders have had similar qualms, as the stock has dropped 9% since early December.