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AnnTaylor (ann) Stock Research

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Company Description: AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, with its subsidiaries, is a retailer of womens career and casual apparel, shoes, and accessories that operates under the brand names Ann Taylor, Loft, Ann Taylor Loft, and Ann Taylor Factory throughout the United States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Ann Taylor sells its merchandise through in-store and direct marketing, as well as through catalogs, online, and by phone. As of 2008, it operated nearly 1,000 retail stores across the United States. Update

Market Research Update

Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . AnnTaylor is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Strategy: AnnTaylor targets customers who have very specific needs and with solutions that are difficult to replicate. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

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