Top Consumer Stocks
Consumer stocks were higher Friday with shares of consumer
staples companies in the S&P 500 rising 1.0%. Shares of
consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were up 1.5%.
In company news, Ignite Restaurant Group (
) slid to an all-time low Friday after the parent company for Joe's
Crab Shack and the Macaroni Grill reported a big miss with its Q2
net income of revenue.
After the close on Thursday, the restaurant company reported Q2
non-GAAP adjusted net income of $2.0 million, or $0.08 per share,
up from a $973,000 profit last year but trailing the Capital IQ
consenus by $0.16 per share.
On a GAAP basis, the company earned $1.8 million, or $0.07 per
share, reversing a $2.5 million net loss during the same quarter
Revenue rose 0.7% year over year to $229.8 million, trailing
analyst estimates by around $9.2 million.
IRG shares were down nearly 35% in late trade at $8.07 apiece,
earlier falling to a new record low of $7.60 a share.
In other sector news,
(+) MELI, Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.72 tops estimates by $0.16 per
share. Revenue rises 17.5% year over year to $131.8 mln, beating
Capital IQ consensus by $20.46 mln.
(-) POST, Expands peanut butter operations with $128 mln
acquisition of American Blanching. Deal is expected to contribute
around $135 mln in net sales and between $14 mln to $16 mln of
adjusted EBITDA on full-year basis.
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