Consumer Stocks Adding to Day-Long Advance; Marriott Vacation Pops 5% After Q3 EPS Crush Expectations


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Consumer stocks are sharply higher with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 adding nearly 1.9%. Shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 are advancing over 2.3%.

In company news, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. ( VAC ) is up 5.5% at $46.96 a share and the travel company reporting Q3 earnings of $0.72 per share, ex items, crushing analyst expectations by $0.33 per share.

Revenues rose 7.0% year over year to $410 mln, also topping the Street view by around $8.34 million.

It also issued upside FY13 guidance, forecasting adjusted earnings of $2.21 to $2.37, beating consensus estimates by $0.10.

In other sector news,

(-) PRXI, Touring exhibition company falls to 52-week low after swinging to a small net loss in fiscal Q2 and posting a 42% year over year decline in revenue.

(-) RT, Q1 net loss of $0.36 per share is $0.31 wider than estimates. Revenue falls 11.6% to $289.7 mln, missing forecasts by $8.34 mln. Q2 same-store sales seen declining in low single digits before improving sequentially in Q3 and Q4.

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