Sector Update: Consumer

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Consumer shares are higher in pre-bell trading. Ford ( F ) reports Q3 adjusted EPS of $0.45, vs. the analyst consensus of $0.38 per share on Capital IQ. Revenue was $36.0 bln, vs. expectations of $33.6 bln.

And, Xerox ( XRX ) reports Q3 earnings of $0.26 per share, ex one-time items, versus the Capital IQ consensus of $0.25. Revenues were $5.26 billion, versus the analyst estimate of $5.34 billion.

In the same period last year, the company reported EPS of $0.25 on revenues of $5.3 billion.


The company expects Q4 EPS of $0.28 - $0.30 versus the Street view of $0.33 EPS. For FY13, the company sees adjusted EPS of $1.08 - $1.10, versus the consensus of $1.12.

Finally, Hershey ( HSY ) is up 0.15% saying its adjusted earnings rose to $1.04 per share from $0.87 the year earlier, exceeding the $1.00 average Capital IQ analyst estimate. Sales rose 6.1% to $1.85 billion on higher volumes compared to the $1.9 billion consensus estimate.



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Referenced Stocks: F , HSY , XRX

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