Sector Update: Consumer


Consumer shares are flat to higher in pre-bell trading. Five Below ( FIVE ) shares are up 13% in pre-bell trade after it reported net sales increased by 34.9% to $117.1 million from $86.8 million in Q2 2012; comparable store sales increased by 6.6%. Adjusted net income was $0.11, compared to $0.04 in Q2 2012.

Analysts expected Five Below to report $0.09 per share in earnings for Q2 and revenue of $112.7 million, according to Capital IQ.

And, Crocs ( CROX ) share are down 5% off a trading halt as it says it now sees Q3 sales between $285 million and $295 million, below the Thomson Reuters mean for $305.08 million. It cut its GAAP EPS outlook to $0.15 and $0.18 from $0.20 and $0.23.

Finally, McDonald's ( MCD ) shares are up 1% in morning trade as it reports global sales increased 2% in August, topping estimates.

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Referenced Stocks: CROX , FIVE , MCD

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