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I would like to ask if anybody is willing to do a quick walk-through of DBRN to help guide me through the steps of valuing a company. Apart from the balance sheet, what are some things I should look out for that might effect the sector? How does subsidiary Mauriece's fit into the overall picture of Dress Barn?

At around $17 it seems like DBRN is undervalued. (Is this an accurate statement?)

My wife likes the clothes and most of the people I work with seem to shop there. (The ladies, not the guys!)

What is a realistic potential return (best case target) over time? Worst case? Middle of the road? How much credence should I give the estimated numbers on Yahoo Finance?

I have a small position of 60 shares and am contemplating increasing the holding to 250 shares. (Foolish question alert) *Is it a good idea to invest in a stock that has a good, affordable product, growing same-store sales, strong insider holding, but that has gone down in price for no apparent reason?

Can the recent share buyback be seen as an attempt to prop up the falling price? (Why didn't the company expand using the money?) Or is the buyback a way for the owners to get shares at a cheap price to make more money?

Would this be considered a moderate growth stock?

I've read all of the MF articles regarding DBRN on this site and gone through the discussion board.

In addition to those familiar with this business, I am also hoping that someone who has not already examined DBRN will take a look and reply. I have also crossposted this to the "foolish questions" forum.

Thanks in advance!

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