Top Consumer Shares:
Consumer shares are mixed in pre-bell trading today.
In consumer sector news, Walgreen (
) is down about 2% as it says Q1 adjusted EPS were $0.72, meeting
the Thomson Reuters mean estimate.
Walgreen sales were $18.3 billion, compared with forecasts for
And, Cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation (
) has been upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse to Outperform from
Neutral. The upgrade follows the company's quarterly results.
The firm also raised its price target on the stock to $43 from
Shares of CCL have spiked 3.52% to $39.39 in the pre-market
session, moving toward the top of their 52-week frame of $31.44 -
Finally, Finish Line (
) is up more than 8% after it reported net sales increased 7% to
$364.5 million. Earning were $0.06 per share.
Analysts expected net sales of $353 million and earnings of
$0.01 per share.
For the fiscal year ending March 1, 2014, Finish Line now
expects comparable store sales to increase approximately 3%-4%