Top Consumer Stocks,
Consumer stocks are higher this afternoon with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 adding 0.5%. Shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 are ahead about 0.8%.
In company news, Career Education Corp. ( CECO ) is down near 6% this afternoon at near $3.40 a share, giving back a 14% rise in last night's after-market that followed the for-profit educator reporting a Q2 loss from continuing operations of $0.45 per share, ex items and beating the Capital IQ consensus by $0.06 per share.
Revenue slid 19.4% year over year to $294.8 million but also topped analyst estimates by around $3.47 million.
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