Consumer Sector Update for 04/20/2017: SCSS,BWLD,EBAY

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Consumer stocks were mixed again on Thursday, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 slipping about 0.3% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were posting a 1.0% increase.

In company news, Select Comfort ( SCSS ) raced to a nearly two-year high on Thursday after the mattress company late yesterday reported Q1 net income and revenue that streaked past analyst projections.

The company earned $0.56 per share during the January-to-March reporting period, topping the Capital IQ consensus by $0.11 per share. The company also generated $394 million in revenue, topping the Street estimates looking for $370 million in revenue for the first three months of 2017.

SCSS shares were up more than 26% at $32.72 each, previously topping out today at their best price since early May 2015 at $31.60 a share.

In other sector news,

(+) BWLD, (+5.0%) Marcato Capital files definitive proxy statement seeking to elect four new directors to the company's board and ousting CEO Sally Smith, blaming the company founder for failing to follow a "comprehensive plan to drive long-term, sustainable value."

(-) EBAY, (-3.1%) Projected Q2 EPS of $0.43 to $0.45 lags analyst mean by at least $0.02 per share. Also sees revenue in a range of $2.28 bln to $2.32 bln compared with $2.32 bln consensus. Q1 EPS of $0.49 on $2.22 bln in revenue tops Street views by $0.01 per share and $10 mln, respectively.

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This article appears in: Business , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: SCSS , BWLD , EBAY

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