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Earnings Watch For March 8 (ANN, FL, GCO)

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3/8/2013 5:21 AM ET

Women's apparel retailer ANN Inc. (ANN: Quote) is expected to report results for the fourth quarter. The New York-based company's earnings are expected to decline sharply to $0.01 per share from $0.10 per share reported a year earlier, whereas quarterly revenues are anticipated to grow to $617.82 million from last year's $566.66 million. The shares closed Thursday at $29.00. (52-wk H/L $39.78/$23.93)

Specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker, Inc. (FL: Quote) is slated to report fourth-quarter results. The company is expected to post earnings of $0.73 per share, higher than the year-ago quarter's $0.55 per share. Also, the company is anticipated to generate revenues of $1.69 billion compared to $1.50 billion in the prior-year quarter. Shares of FL closed Thursday's trade at $35.31. (52-wk H/L $37.65/$27.86)

Nashville, Tennessee-based Genesco, Inc. (GCO: Quote) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results. The specialty retailer is expected to post earnings of $2.12 per share, an increase from $1.97 per share a year ago, with revenues estimated at $774.51 million. The company's shares closed Thursday's regular trading at $61.17. (52-wk H/L $78.97/$50.33)

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