Sector Update: Consumer

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Consumer shares are flat to higher pre-bell trading today.

In consumer sector news, cosmetics maker Revlon ( REV ) said it's exiting the China market as part of a restructuring program that aims to cut costs by about $11 million a year, with about $8 million expected to benefit 2014 results.

Revlon said it will cut about 1,100 jobs, primarily in China, which accounts for 2% of the company's sales.

The company expects to incur a pre-tax charge of about $22 million from the restructuring. Revlon recorded a charge of $20.9 million in December and will record the remainder in 2014.

And, PTC Inc. ( PTC ) said late yesterday that it is acquiring ThingWorx for $112 million in cash. PTC is flat at $34.30 in pre-market trade.

PTC drew $110 million from its credit facility to finance the transaction. Shareholders of privately held ThingWorx also are eligible for earn-outs of up to $18 million.

Finally, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. ( GAI ) reports Q2 net sales were $12.6 million, compared to $26 million for the corresponding quarter a year prior.

Net loss for was $5.2 million, or $1.70 per share, compared to a net income of $0.2 million, or $0.07 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.



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