Stocks to Watch: Zumiez, Aeropostale, Men's Wearhouse

NEW YORK -- Zumiez ( ZUMZ), the specialty retailer, is expected by analysts on Thursday to report fourth-quarter earnings of 73 cents a share on revenue of $223.4 million.

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Aeropostale ( ARO) is forecast by Wall Street to post earnings of 22 cents a share in the fourth quarter on sales of $775.7 million.

Men's Wearhouse ( MW) said Wednesday it was exploring the sale of its K&G operations, which sells clothing for men, women and children.

Men's Wearhouse hired Jefferies & Co. to evaluate strategic alternatives for K&G.

Meanwhile, Men's Wearhouse posted a wider-than-expected fourth-quarter loss as sales weakened.

Doughnut shop Krispy Kreme ( KKD) is expected by analysts to report fourth-quarter earnings of 12 cents a share on revenue of $115.9 million.

Molycorp ( MCP), the rare-earth minerals company, is seen posting a quarterly loss of 31 cents a share on revenue of $166 million.

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E-Trade Financial ( ETFC) said Wednesday that its biggest shareholder, Citadel Equity Fund Ltd., plans to sell its entire position of 27.4 million shares in the company.

Citadel owns a 9.6% stake in E-Trade.

Vera Bradley ( VRA) forecast on Wednesday first-quarter earnings of 20 cents to 22 cents a share on sales of $120 million to $122 million.

Analysts are calling for profit of 35 cents a share on sales of almost $132 million from the women's accessories company.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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