Top Consumer Stocks:
Most leading consumer stocks were gaining in Tuesday's pre-market trading.
In other sector news:
(+) Netflix (NFLX) was up more than 1% as the company is slated to report Q1 results after the bell Tuesday, and is expected to report a profit of $0.57 per share on sales of $4.50 billion, according to the mean estimate of analysts polled by Capital IQ.
(=) Omnicom Group (OMC) was flat as it reported Q1 earnings of $1.17 per share, up from $1.14 per share in the first quarter of last year and higher than the Capital IQ estimate of $1.10 per share.
(=) Whirlpool (WHR) was unchanged after its board has approved a quarterly dividend of $1.20 per share, payable on June 15 to shareholders of record on May 17, a 4.3% increase over the previous quarterly dividend.
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