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Jos A Bank "Wears" Its Way Into A Best Performer

Here's a look at the contest stocks making news. Earnings boosted Jos A Bank to one of the best performing stocks--as the clothing store chain saw its income rise from a year ago. Also on the best performing list--East West Bancorp. We noted earlierthat this stock pushed Serge Amalayn into the current top spot on the leaderboard. Here ya go:

Best performing trades by % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close:
Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc. : If you bought on Monday at $33.63 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $38.30, the contestant gained 13.89% on the trade. JOSB was up on its earnings report which said that its fiscal net income rose to $43.2 million, or $2.36 a share, from $35.3 million, or $1.95 a share, a year ago. Sales rose to $546.4 million, from $464.6 million at the same point last year. Analysts had been expecting the company to post earnings of $1.25 a share, according to data complied by Thomson Financial.
NL Industries Inc. : If you bought on Monday at $12.12 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $13.52, the contestant gained 11.55% on the trade.NL would not comment on the movement of its stock price Tuesday according to a representative for the New York Stock Exchange.
East West Bancorp : If you bought on Monday at $35.86 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $39.85, the contestant gained 11.13% on the trade. EWBC announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.10 per share for the second quarter of 2007.
Technical Olympic USA : If you bought on Monday at $4.01 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $4.40, the contestant gained 9.73% on the trade.
Commerce Group : If you bought on Monday at $31.26 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $34.01, the contestant gained 8.8% on the trade.CGI was tabbed to join the S&P MidCap 400 index, replacing Adesa Inc.

Worst performing trades by % loss from Monday's close to Tuesday's close:
Ternium SA : If you bought on Monday at $29.91 and held/sold on Monday with a close of $26.60, the contestant lost 11.07% on the trade. Venezuela's government is pondering taking a majority stake in steel company Sidor which is majority controlled by Ternium S.A.
Trinar Solar Limited : If you bought on Monday at $68.60 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $61.78, the contestant lost 9.94% on the trade.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp : If you bought on Monday at $16.87 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $15.31, the contestant lost 9.25% on the trade.The S&P downgraded shares of online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. Tuesday, after second-quarter earnings came in below Wall Street expectations.

Most actives as of the close on 4/17:
Technical Olympic USA
Revlon
CMGI
Crystallex International
Fremont General
Conexant
Mattel Inc.
Vonage
Sirius Satellite Radio
Charter Communication

Widely helds as of the close on 4/17:
CMGI: with 3,441,951,437 shares held, down from Monday.
Revlon: 2,644,826,634 shares held, up from Monday.
Conexant: 2,036,528,618 shares held, down from Monday.
Sirius: 1,557,797,100 shares held, up from Monday.
Crystallex International: 1,409,530,065 shares held, up from Monday.
Vonage: 1,147,972,567 shares held, up from Monday.

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CHTR
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MAT
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