AnnTaylor Stores: Institutional Investors Buying Shares in Quarterly Filing

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE:ANN).

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of AnnTaylor Stores Corp. in Q3 2011:

VALINOR MANAGEMENT, LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,079,043 shares, worth $24,645,342.

ASCEND CAPITAL LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 730,515 shares, worth $16,684,963.

CADENCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 511,910 shares, worth $11,692,024.

BMO FINANCIAL CORP: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 430,263 shares, worth $9,827,207.

EAGLE ASSET MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 412,985 shares, worth $9,432,577.

About the company: AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, retails women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories primarily under the Ann Taylor brand name. The Company operates throughout the United States.

Competitors to Watch: New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY), Coldwater Creek Inc. (NASDAQ:CWTR), Christopher & Banks Corp. (NYSE:CBK), The Talbots, Inc. (NYSE:TLB), Charming Shoppes, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS), Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS), Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA), Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD), bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), Coach (NYSE:COH), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Body Central Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:BODY).

(Note: Data regarding AnnTaylor Stores Corp.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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