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Hanesbrands Hit by Mervyns Closure

Company sees charge of $5.5 million.

Mervyns’ liquidation is tightening the financial screws on Hanesbrands Inc.

Liquidation of the retailer’s 149 stores will reduce Hanesbrands’  third-quarter earnings by 4 cents a diluted share, after tax. That’s a $5.5 million pretax charge.

The innerwear producer now expects third-quarter earnings of 17 cents a diluted share, which includes 35 cents worth of restructuring charges and the charge for Mervyns.

The firm will report full results on Oct. 29.

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