Earnings Volatility Drives Anntaylor Stores and These Stocks in a New Direction

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE:ANN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 20.63% to $0.76 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.63 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.28% to $638.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.76 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.65. It missed the average revenue estimate of $639.38 million.

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Destination XL Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.06 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 2.89% to $97.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Destination XL Group reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0. It missed the average revenue estimate of $103.6 million.

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Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 33.33% to $0.40 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.30 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 12.54% to $186.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Hibbett Sports, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.40 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.39. It missed the average revenue estimate of $186.32 million.

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Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.05% to $0.46 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.38 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 6.36% to $1.45 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Foot Locker, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.46 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.47. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.45 billion.

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Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.34 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.00 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 6.46% to $454 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Aeropostale, Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.34 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.24. It beat the average revenue estimate of $453.97 million.

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