Sector Update: Consumer


Consumer stocks are mixed, with shares of consumer staple companies in the S&P 500 little changed after earlier posting small declines while shares of consumer discretionary stocks in the S&P are up around 0.75%.

In company news, Majesco Entertainment ( COOL ) is down more than 7% at $0.60 per share after saying its fiscal Q3 non-GAAP net loss widened by $0.01 compared to the year-ago quarter to $0.09 per share while net revenues dropped 56% year over year to $4 million.

Analysts, on average, were expecting COOL to generate a $0.01 per share net loss on $25.87 million in revenue, according to Capital IQ.

Net sales for the gaming company through the first nine months of FY13 are down 65% from the same period last year, with COOL now saying it expects to report a net loss for all of FY13 with sales also significantly trailing year-ago comparisons.

The Street is looking for COOL to report a $0.15 per share net loss on $67.9 million in revenue during the 12 months ending in October.

In other sector news,

(+) FIVE, (+15.6%) Q2 net sales rise 34.9% year over year to $117.1 million, topping estimates by $4.4 mln. Adjusted net income was $0.11 per share, also beating the Street view by $0.02.

(-) URBN, (-9.9%) Sees Q3 same-store sales rising in the mid-single digits, which would be at the low end of analyst expectations.

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Referenced Stocks: COOL

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