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Consumer Sector Update for 12/15/2015: DLTH,LL,NYNY

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WMT -0.84%

MCD +1.00%

DIS +3.42%

CVS -0.98%

KO +1.41%

Consumer stocks were mostly higher Tuesday, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 adding more than 0.9% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were posting a 1.3% gain.

In company news, Duluth Holdings Inc. ( DLTH ) Tuesday climbed back to within 5 cents of its best share price in its short time as a public company after analysts at Robert W. Baird & Co. today began analyst coverage of the work clothes and accessories company with an Outperform investment rating and a $20 price target.

DLTH shares were up over 3% at $16.48 apiece this afternoon following a previous run to $16.92 a share today during the stock's 17th day of trading and stopping just short of its $16.97 a share record high set on Dec. 4

In other sector news,

(+) LL, (+25.3%) Short-seller Whitney Tilson of Kase Capital Management says he has covered his short positions, writing in a Seeking Alpha blogpost that new information "leads me to believe that senior management of Lumber Liquidators wasn't aware that the company was selling Chinese-made laminate that had high levels of formaldehyde."

(-) ARCI, (-4.9%) Xcel Energy ( XEL ) late Monday said it would continue using ARCI to provide appliance recycling services for the utility's refrigerator and freezer recycling program through December 2018.

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