Top Consumer Shares:
Consumer shares were mainly lower ahead of the opening bell on Thursday.
In consumer stocks news, Barnes & Noble ( BKS ), the book retailer, said comparable store sales in the nine-week period ended Jan. 2 rose 0.6%. Core comparable sales, excluding Nook products, rose 1.6% while Nook sales dropped 25.8% to $41.2 million.
Shares in the company were 1.9% higher at $9 pre-bell. The company has traded between $8.35 and $19 over the past 52 weeks.
And Constellation Brands Inc ( STZ ) shares were 1.5% higher at $145.29 pre-market after the drinks company posted better-than-expected fiscal Q3 results, boosted by strong beer sales and the acquisition of the Meiomi wines brand and said it plans a new $1.5 billion brewery in Mexico.
Shares in the company have traded between $105.21 and $144.87 over the past 52 weeks.
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