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Analyst Opinion on Chico's FAS Inc. and Limited Brands Inc. - Positive Retail Figures Good for Apparel Stores but Sandy Could Dent Holiday Spending

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 -- October is typically a slow month for retailers, including apparel stores such as Chico's FAS Inc. and Limited Brands Inc., as the back-to-school season is long gone and the holiday frenzy has yet to take hold. The presidential election could have constituted a major distraction this year, but major chains recently posted a solid 2.7 percent year-over-year improvement in retail sales in October.

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Looking forward to the holiday season, the National Retail Federation is predestining cautious optimism, as economic improvements in the U.S. have gone someway to boosting consumer confidence. However, spenders remain aware of potential turmoil ahead. Holiday sales are expected to increase by 4.1 percent year over year, with average budgets increasing to $749.51. Analyst opinion on Chico's FAS Inc. accessible for free at

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Hurricane Sandy's devastation is a concern to the industry's November and possibly holiday spending. The full extent of the tragic super-storm's impact cannot yet be established but many are already questioning how much of families' discretionary income will be channeled away from holiday spending towards rebuilding and replacing. See what our analysts have to say on Limited Brands Inc. Follow the Link below

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