Sector Update: Consumer Shares Mixed Pre-Bell; Procter & Gamble Dips on Q1 Earnings

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Top Consumer Shares:

WMT: +0.22%

MCD: -0.01%

DIS: +1.09%

CVS: flat

KO: +0.36%

GE: +0.23%

Consumer shares are mixed in pre-bell trading. Procter & Gamble ( PG ) is down 0.2% at $80.50 as it reports Q1 EPS Of $1.05 per share, in line with the analyst consensus of $1.05 per share on Capital IQ. Sales were $21.2 billion, versus expectations of $21.05 billion.

P&G reiterated fiscal year 2014 guidance. The company continues to expect organic sales growth of 3% to 4%.

And, Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL ) is up 0.28% at $29 in the pre-market session after reporting Q3 earnings of $0.52 per share, compared with the prior-year period's $0.47 per share. Revenues were $1.49 billion, up 2.1% from $1.46 billion in the same quarter last year.

Analysts polled by Capital IQ were expecting EPS of $0.49 on revenues of $1.5 billion. The company expects FY13 EPS of $1.80 - $1.84, in line with the Street view of $1.82 EPS.

Finally, UPS ( UPS ) is up about 1.8% after it said it expects to pick-up over 34 million packages globally on its peak day, December 16, with overall peak season daily volume seen rising by 8%.



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