Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.

  • Short Selling J.C. Penney Might Burn You

    By Adem Tahiri - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, JCP, JOSB

    Short selling is the practice of betting against a stock by selling shares that aren't owned, only to cover (purchase) them later. In essence, short selling is betting against a stock. While this may sound like a good idea in theory, it's a risky proposition when applied to practical use.

    You should avoid short selling altogether if possible, but it's even riskier with a fast sinking stock more »

  • 3 Debt-Free Retail Companies With Top Line Growth

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, JOSB, ULTA

    Retail shops often get into trouble when they over expand using leverage. Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ: JOSB), and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ: ULTA) don't have any debt on their balance sheets, and have been steadily growing revenues for over a decade.

    No debt, no problem

    One of the big fears right now is that interest rates are going to head higher more »

  • Why I Like This Company's Expansion Plans

    By Jordan Wathen - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, MW

    In a world where people leave the house in pajama pants and stained t-shirts, it's a bad time to be a tailor. It's a worse time to be a suit seller.

    Jos. A Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB) is fighting a decline in the suit and tie. Net earnings trends have turned negative, but a new plan may put its earnings growth back on track.

    Diagnosing a financial statement disease more »

  • This Apparel Stock Fits All Genders

    By Ben Popkin - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, MW

    For years Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has been offering reasonably priced suits and guaranteeing your personal opinion. Founded in Houston in 1973 by former CEO George Zimmer, the company offers dress clothes, sportswear, outerwear and professional clothes for men, women, and children. The company owns and operates 1,143 stores that include Men’s Wearhouse, Tux, K&G, and Moores Clothing. The company is an established brand, but with more »

  • Is Men’s Wearhouse the Next J.C. Penney?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, KSS, MW

    Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) suddenly fired Founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer yesterday.

    This might sound like a normal event on Wall Street, but this firing had some unique circumstances.

    What unique circumstances? 

    Not only did the firing take place on the same day of the annual shareholder meeting, but that meeting was canceled due to the firing. Could the timing have been any worse?

    Furthermore, Men’s Wearhouse more »

  • The Best Apparel Retailer Is....

    By Nikhil Shamapant - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, GPS, JOSB, MW, URBN

    Its stock is up 55% in the last year. It beat sales expectations and has announced plans to expand globally. What company am I talking about? No, it’s not a tech anomaly, it’s The Gap (NYSE: GPS). A model of a clothing retailer turnaround, the Boston Globe reported that Gap continued to sell above expectations in May and only 2 weeks ago, the company announced plans to have more »

  • I Still "Like The Way" This Retailer Looks

    By Leo Sun - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, ROST, MW

    Shares of formal wear retailer Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) came under pressure recently, after the company unexpectedly ousted its founder and Executive Chairman, George Zimmer. Zimmer was the founder and the face of the company over the past four decades, best known for his tagline, “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”

    The company offered no formal explanation regarding the termination, and abruptly postponed more »

  • Beating J.C. Penney At Its Old Game

    By John Timmes - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, JCP, JOSB

    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has been widely discussed recently for the ousting of CEO, Ron Johnson. Johnson tried to reinvent the historical retailer and did away with two of it's best known strategies, sales prices and coupons. Unfortunately for Johnson, customers did not share his vision, and J.C. Penney suffered greatly.

    Two retailers that have embraced these strategies have been enjoying the increasing health of the U more »

  • Every Girl Crazy 'Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, M, MW

    Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), the "You're Going to love the way you look," company and Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ: JOSB) are the two most direct plays on mens fashion. Are these really going to make your portfolio look sharp?

    Clean shirt, new shoes

    Jos A. Bank, the manufacturer and retailer of mens apparel has 603 stores in 44 states. It was founded in 1905. The stock is more »

  • Every Girl Crazy 'Bout A Sharp Dressed Man

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, M, MW

    Mens Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), the "You're Going to love the way you look," company and Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ: JOSB) are the two most direct plays on mens fashion. Are these really going to make your portfolio look sharp?

    Clean shirt, new shoes

    Jos A. Bank, the manufacturer and retailer of mens apparel has 603 stores in 44 states. It was founded in 1905. The stock is down more »

  • This Stock Is Dressing Up

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, EXPR, FRAN, JOSB, MW

    It appears that The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has caught the attention of investors, with the stock moving up over 15% in a single day last week. Have no fear, there is still room for Men's Wearhouse to move higher; the stock is still 20% below its 52-week high. 

    The run up was due to the news that shows that Men's Wearhouse has engaged Jefferies to evaluate more »

  • Positive Near Term Catalyst for This Men's Retailer

    By Anh HOANG - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, MW, TJX

    Since the beginning of Mar 2012, The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has experienced a significant jump of more than 20%, from $27.88 per share to nearly $33.50 per share. The positive share movement was due to its narrow fourth quarter loss and its planned sale of its weak performing unit, K&G clothing. Barron’s commented that investors should stay as the stock could trade higher if more »

  • After Earnings Warning, Jos. A. Bank Appears Headed for Bad Times

    By Alan Ginsberg - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, JOSB, JWN, MW

    On Jan. 25th of this year, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ: JOSB) announced an earnings warning. Management changed its forecast for fiscal 2012, which ended on Feb. 3, 2013. It is now estimating that earnings per share will be about 20% lower than the prior year or about EPS of $2.80. Sales will show a modest increase, but will be well below originally anticipated results. Prior to the warning more »

  • Men's Wearhouse : Weak Outlook

    By Shas Dey - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, M, MW

    The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) is in a tough retail sector, but its specialty in men's clothing has given it brand-name recognition and a loyal customer base. On Mar. 15, the company announced its 4Q12 results and its decision to evaluate strategic alternatives for K&G.

    Men's Wearhouse is a specialty retailer focusing on men's suits and the business of tuxedo rental in both US more »

  • Is it Time to Suit Up with this Retailer?

    By Leo Sun - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, ROST, MW, TJX

    The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) can be a frustrating enigma. Its price movements are often erratic, yet it has risen more than 60% over the past five years, and 250% over the past decade. Recently, the Houston-based company posted top and bottom line growth that both missed analyst estimates, topped off with utterly mediocre same-store sales growth.

    Yet the stock rallied nearly 20% on news of a possible sale more »

  • 2 Big Questions Surrounding The Future Of Men's Wearhouse

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, JOSB, MW

    Recently, I wrote an article about the pros and cons of Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB), and J.C. Penny (NYSE: JCP). Little did I know that one of them was going to see some major action soon after I posted my write-up. On March 14th, shares of Men’s Wearhouse exploded 19% to $34.60. But that was over a week ago, since then more »

  • Will These 3 Suit Stocks Have Your Portfolio Looking Sharp?

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, JOSB, MW

    When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you play good, and when you play good, you get paid good. So today, let’s take a look at three companies that have had men looking sharp for decades: Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB), and J.C. Penny (NYSE: JCP).

    So suit up for a look at the overall market for men more »

  • Men's Wearhouse is Dressed For Success

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, M, MW

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here, the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.  Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has faced a 25% drop in its share price due to a trio of guidance cuts, a downgrade from Cowen, and the impact of its most more »

  • Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me

    By Alan Ginsberg - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, RL, SKS

    In my opinion Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB) is a scam, not an ingenious marketing company.  Its entire business model depends on its ability to continue to grossly over-inflate its stated selling prices to the public and then to liquidate its inventory by running continuous sales and promotions that average about 70% of the ticketed selling price.  The initial markup from landed cost is roughly 7 times, while the actual more »

  • The Benefit of Diversification

    By Tyler Wofford - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, JOSB, YHOO

    Most investors would agree that it is probably not best to put "all your eggs in one basket." If people invest in several companies in a few different industries, their portfolios will not be as volatile as others. Therefore, these next few companies have nothing in common - besides the fact that they are publicly traded and just released earnings reports like every other publicly traded company. 

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) posted more »

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