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*Third-quarter adj earnings/share $0.51 vs est $0.49. Dec 5- Men's suit retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc said comparable-store sales rose in November, suggesting its new strategy of offering more straight discounts rather than buy-one-get-more offers was paying off.
Dec 5- Suit and tuxedo retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc, the target of a takeover offer from bigger rival Men's Wearhouse Inc, reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly profit as new promotions boosted total sales. Men's Wearhouse last month bid $1.5 billion for the company after Jos. A. Bank withdrew an offer to buy Men's Wearhouse.
By starting sales on Thanksgiving rather than Black Friday, and other strategies, retailers hope to dampen the dangerous frenzy of prior years.
*U.S. stocks struggle higher but pressured. NEW YORK, Nov 26- Stocks around the globe were under pressure and the dollar slipped on Tuesday amid renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P headed to record finishes.
A. Bank rallies after Men's Wearhouse offer. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc surged 11.2 percent to $56.24 after Men's Wearhouse offered to buy the company for $55 per share in cash. Men's Wearhouse jumped 9.9 percent to $51.73.
Imagine some little company being chased around a maze by a relentless predator—say, a ghost—then gobbling up a power pellet and inhaling its enemy.
*Tiffany& Co rises after results, JA Solar falls. A. Bank rallies after on offer to buy from Men's Wearhouse. You have to tread carefully, "said Stephen Massocca, managing director at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
*Tiffany& Co rises after results, JA Solar falls. Wall Street has soared this year, boosted by expectations Federal Reserve stimulus will continue.
After rejecting an unsolicited bid from Jos. A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse turns the table and proposes to buy the rival menswear retailer.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-lower open on Tuesday, ahead of housing market and consumer confidence data.
Nov 26- Men's Wearhouse Inc offered to buy fellow retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc for $1.5 billion, less than two weeks after Jos. Men's Wearhouse offered $55 per share in cash to acquire Jos. Shares of Men's Wearhouse rose 5 percent.
Although Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc walked away from a deal earlier this month after Men's Wearhouse board rebuffed its $48- a-share offer, and prevented it from conducting due diligence, the suitor's language that it still felt a deal was in the best interest of shareholders for both companies has resonated with investors.
Here are this week's biggest winners and losers, as seen through the lens of Executive Edge.
As broad stock indexes hit new highs, short sellers dwell on the negative, hoping Fed tapering will torpedo stocks and reverse the shorts’ big losses.
Rickey Sandler ramped up pressure on Men's Wearhouse to merge with Jos A. Bank on Wednesday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
NEW YORK, Nov 15- The Dow and the S&P 500 were set for fresh record highs on Friday, buoyed by reassuring remarks by Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen that the central bank's accommodative policies would continue.
NEW YORK, Nov 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, buoyed by reassuring remarks by Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen, setting up the Dow and S&P 500 indexes for fresh record highs.