Consumer Sector Update for 12/01/2016: WMT, MCD, DIS, CVS, KO, DG, EXPR

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Top Consumer Shares:

WMT: -0.3%

MCD: -0.4%

DIS: +0.2%

CVS: flat

KO: +0.1%

Consumer shares were mixed ahead of the opening bell Thursday.

In consumer stocks news, Dollar General ( DG ) fell 6.8% after reporting Q3 diluted EPS of $0.84, but included a $0.05 charge without which EPS would have been $0.89; nevertheless this was below the Capital IQ consensus of $0.93. Net sales grew 5% to $5.32 billion but were still short of the mean estimate of $5.37 billion provided by Capital IQ. For fiscal 2016 ending Feb. 3, the company said it now expects diluted EOS growth to be at the low end of the long-term growth model range of 10% to 15%.

And, Express ( EXPR ) was down 17.7% after the specialty retail apparel company said it now expects full year adjusted EPS in a range of $0.78 to $0.82, down from prior guidance in a range of $1.00 to $1.14 and short of the Street estimate of $1.06. The company said it continues to expect comparable sales to decline in the high single digits. For Q4 the company guided EPS in a range of $0.26 to $0.30, missing the Street projection of $0.55. The company said it expects comparable sales to decline by low double digits.

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This article appears in: Business , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: DG , EXPR , WMT , MCD , DIS

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