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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

RECENT Consumer Discretionary RESEARCH

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Why Longbow Lowered Its Target Price for Domino's Pizza

On November 28, 2017, Longbow Research lowered its 12-month target price for Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) from $246 to $215.

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US Automakers’ Vehicle Sales in China and Italy in October 2017

In this series, we’ll explore the October 2017 Chinese sales figures of the top two US automakers—GM and Ford. We’ll also look at Fiat Chrysler’s October sales in Italy.

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3Q17 Preview: Can Dollar General Surpass Expectations Once Again?

Tennessee-based Dollar General (DG) is slated to release results for 3Q17 on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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AutoZone’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Preview and Analysts’ Estimates

Auto parts retailer AutoZone (AZO) is set to release its fiscal 1Q18 earnings on December 5, 2017. On November 27, AZO stock was trading on a bullish note at $637.95.

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Has Chipotle's Stock Price Bottomed Out?

By the end of November 27, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) was trading at $274.52, which represents a fall of 18.1% since the announcement of its 3Q17 earnings on October 24.

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Consumer Products Earnings Roundup: PG, KMB, CL, CLX, CHD

Most of the key consumer product companies, with the exception of Clorox (CLX), didn’t impress investors much with their recently reported quarterly results.

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Will Momentum Continue for Home Depot and Lowe’s in 4Q17?

With both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s Companies (LOW) having posted their 3Q17 earnings, it’s time to compare their results!

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What to Expect from Autos in the Last Week of November

Last week (ended November 24), the S&P 500 Index posted a minor rise of 0.9%, while General Motors, Ferrari, and Fiat Chrysler largely outperformed SPY.

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PVH: What to Expect in 3Q17 Results

PVH Corp. (PVH) is slated to release its 3Q17 results on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and hold its conference call on November 30. Wall Street is expecting a 12% YoY rise in its third-quarter earnings.

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What to Expect from Ulta Beauty in Fiscal 3Q17

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q17 results after the close of financial markets on November 30.

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Has Papa John’s Stock Bottomed Out?

As of November 22, 2017, Papa John’s (PZZA) was trading at $57.0—near its 52-week low of $56.71, which the company hit on November 20, 2017.

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Auto Stocks and Analyst Ratings: A November 2017 Update

In nine of the first ten months of 2017, US auto sales have fallen YoY. However, a rising YoY demand for pickup trucks and SUVs (sports utility vehicles) seems to be keeping optimism alive.

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Signet Jewelers Stock Loses Shine, Falls 30.4% on Weak 3Q Results

Signet Jewelers (SIG) stock fell 30.4% on November 21, reporting a loss of $0.10 per share in fiscal 3Q18. Analysts expected SIG to post a profit of $0.10 per share.

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How Analysts View Ross Stores Stock after 3Q Results

Ross Stores (ROST) stock is up 10.9% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of November 20.

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Can Activision Blizzard Penetrate the eSports Segment?

Since the start of calendar 2017, Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) stock price has risen over 75% to close at $63.93 on November 20.

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Jack in the Box in Fiscal 4Q17: What Can We Expect?

Jack in the Box (JACK), the owner of the Jack in the Box brand and Qdoba Mexican Eats, is scheduled to announce its fiscal 4Q17 earnings after the market closes on November 29, 2017.

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Consumer Sector Insights for November 13–17, 2017

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPX-Index) finished the week ending November 17 with a slight fall of 0.10%. The consumer staples sector rose 0.97%.

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How Auto Stocks Traded in the Week Ended November 17

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) stock rose 9.9% last week. General Motors (GM) rose 2.9%, and Tesla (TSLA) rose 4%. That made them last week’s top three gainers for the auto industry.

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Tesla Unveils Semi: Moving Beyond Cars

Tesla Motors (TSLA) unveiled its much-awaited electric semi truck in a high voltage late evening event in Hawthorne, California, on November 16, 2017.

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Gap Delivers a Strong Third Quarter, Raises Guidance

San Francisco–based Gap (GPS) reported its results for 3Q17 on November 16, 2017.

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