Top Consumer Stocks
Consumer stocks are moderately lower, with shares of consumer
staples companies in the S&P 500 sliding 0.3%. Shares of
consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 are down less than
In company news, Sanderson Farms (
) is down 6.5% at $66.18 a share, its session low after the poultry
processing company posted mixed Q4 financial results, beating on
revenue but missing on net income.
Net sales for the three months ended Oct. 31 rose 12.1% over the
same quarter last year at $727.1 million, beating analyst forecasts
by $10.1 million.
SAFM had net income of $45.3 million, or $1.97 per share, during
the latest quarter, up from a $0.41 profit in the year-ago period
but still lagging the Capital IQ consensus call looking for $2.28
In other sector news,
(+) RICK, (+12.1%) Fiscal Q4 EPS of $0.27 beats by $0.12 per
share. Revenue rises 17.6% year over year to $28 mln, trailing
estimates by around $500,000. The nightclub chain sees FY14
non-GAAP earnings of $1.70 per share; analyst estimates aren't
(-) ENT, (-4.7%) Prices offering of 11.6 mln shares of common
stock at $14.25 each, generating $165.3 mln in gross proceeds. The
company did not say whether one of its major investors interested
in buying $50 mln of its stock participated in the deal.
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