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).

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.

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.

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 Staples RESEARCH

An Overview of PepsiCo’s 3Q15 Results

PepsiCo’s 3Q15 earnings came in at $1.35 per share on an adjusted basis, ahead of the consensus Wall Street analyst earnings estimate of $1.26 per share.

Keurig’s Stock Price Trend
Can Keurig Kold Ease Sales Pressure for Keurig Green Mountain?

In September 2015, Keurig Green Mountain announced the launch of its much-awaited Keurig Kold beverage system.

Coca-Cola Stock Price Trend
Understanding Coca-Cola’s Move to Optimize Bottling Operations

Coca-Cola announced its plans to divest nine production facilities to three of its independent bottlers pursuant to letters of intent signed with these entities.

PepsiCo's 3Q15 Earnings Preview: Will the Company Gain Momentum?

PepsiCo’s stock price has been impacted by weak performance in the first half of the year and the recent turmoil in the stock markets due to global factors like the slowdown in China.

Price Movements of Selected Stocks, XLP
Anheuser-Busch InBev - SABMiller: A New Beer Brew in the Offing?

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it has intimated to SABMiller its intentions to make an offer to acquire the beer company.

General Mills 1Q16 Results: Net Sales are Down and Earnings Up

General Mills reported its 1Q16 earnings on September 22, 2015. Its stock had been following a rising trend this month but fell by 1.58% on September 18.

Key Takeaways from ConAgra Food’s Mixed 1Q16 Results

Following the report of 1Q16 earnings, ConAgra Foods’s stock fell hard by 8%, closing at $39.04 on September 22.

Key Highlights from Coca-Cola at the Barclays Conference

Coca-Cola’s growth strategy includes focusing on productivity, streamlining organization, making disciplined investments, adapting a segmented approach to driving revenue, and focusing on a core business model.

Coffee Holding Releases 3Q15 Earnings: Net Sales Are Up

Coffee Holding (JVA) reported its 3Q15 financial results on September 14, 2015. Net sales increased to $27.0 million compared to $26.6 million in 3Q14.

Key Insights into PepsiCo’s Growth Initiatives

PepsiCo’s strategy for its UK business involves continued investment in its core brands across snacks and beverages, including Walkers, Tropicana, Naked, Quaker, and Pepsi.

Highlights of Farmer Brothers' 4Q15 Performance Results

For the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Farmers Brothers stock rose by 24.6% following its September 9 earnings announcement. It closed at $26.54 on September 10.

US Equity Market Update for September 8, 2015

Casey’s General Stores (CASY) has a market cap of $4.23 billion. It owns and operates over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 midwestern states.

Bottled Water Strengthens Its Position in the US Beverage Industry

The per capita consumption of bottled water in the US increased to 34 gallons in 2014 from 16.7 gallons in 2000.

An Overview of Campbell Soup Company's Fiscal 4Q15 Earnings

The Campbell Soup Company reported its fiscal 4Q15 earnings results on September 3, 2015. Following its earnings release, the stock went up by 2%, closing at $48.53 on September 3.

Must-Know Takeaways from Sanderson Farms’ 3Q15 Earnings

On August 25, Sanderson Farms reported its earnings results for the fiscal third quarter of 2015. Net sales for the quarter were $739.9 million, compared with $768.4 million for the same quarter in 2014.

Hormel Foods Reported Record Performance in 3Q15

On August 19, 2015, Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) reported record performance for fiscal 2015’s third quarter.

Mass Merchandisers, XLP: Price Performance
Walmart and Target Ring Up Divergent 2Q16 Earnings

Walmart’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) for 2Q16 fell short of expectations at $1.08, down 10.7% over 2Q15. Target’s adjusted EPS rose 20.6%, ahead of Wall Street estimates.

Spin-Off of Save-A-Lot: What Does It Mean to SUPERVALU?

Recently, SUPERVALU (SVU) announced that it’s planning to spin off its most valued segment—Save-A-Lot. It’s comprised of 1,300 discount grocery stores.

Monster Beverage’s 2Q15 Results Lacked Energy

Monster Beverage disappointed investors with a lackluster performance in 2Q15. The company’s adjusted earnings per share were $0.79, missing consensus analyst estimates of $0.91.

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CVS in 2Q15: Ahead of Consensus on Earnings, Misses on Revenue

CVS Health declared its 2Q15 results on August 4, beating consensus Wall Street analyst estimates for the fifth straight quarter. The company’s results were upbeat, with sales rising 7.4% year-over-year to $37.2 billion.


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