Krispy Kreme, Men's Wearhouse Headline Earnings

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Today's buy-and-trade earnings previews focus on eight companies that report results in the afterhours today through afterhours on Wednesday. We begin with buy rated donut maker Krispy Kreme ( KKD) today, to buy rated clothier Men's Wearhouse ( MW) on Wednesday.

Men's Wearhouse will be scrutinized as its hold rated rival Joseph A Bank ( JOSB) reports premarket on Thursday. Both clothiers are in a bidding war to buy each other with the latest bid by Mens Wearhouse. Both stocks are overvalued by 63% and traded to multi-year highs last week at $52.72 and $57.59 respectively. Mens Wearhouse set its all-time high at $56.64 in July 2007, while Joseph A Bank set its all-time high last Friday.

The eight stocks in today's table include seven from the retail-wholesale sector and one from the consumer discretionary sector. That sector is 35.7% overvalued with an equal-weight rating. Of the 394 stocks 82.2% in this sector have hold ratings.

The retail-wholesale sector is 31.6% overvalued with an overweight rating. Of the 343 stocks 78.7% in this sector have buy or strong buy ratings.

Six of the seven retail-wholesale stocks in today's table have buy ratings and the other two stocks have hold ratings. Five stocks are overvalued by 24.7% to 80.5%. One stock is down 23.1% over the last 12 months while seven have gains of 29.4% to 176.5% over the 12 months. One is below its 200-day SMA while six are above their 200-day SMAs which reflect the risk of reversion to the mean.

Reading the Table

OV/UN Valued: Stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine.

VE Rating: A "1-engine" rating is a strong sell, a "2-engine" rating is a sell, a "3-engine" rating is a hold, a "4-engine" rating is a buy and a "5-engine" rating is a strong buy.

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last 12 months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.

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