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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

RECENT Consumer Discretionary RESEARCH

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How Did Pizza Companies Fare in 2Q17?

Since the beginning of 2017, Papa John’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Yum! Brands have returned -16.2%, 15.1%, and 20.7%, respectively.

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August 2017 US Auto Sales: All You Should Know

According to the latest data compiled by Autodata, August 2017 US auto sales were 1.48 million vehicle units, which was about 1.9% lower than August 2016.

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Queso Is Coming! Will It Boost Chipotle's Sales?

On September 5, 2017, Chipotle announced that it will be adding queso to its menu across the US on September 12, 2017.

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EA Banks on Digital Revenues, Franchise Titles to Drive Growth

Electronic Arts (EA) stock has risen 1.5% since the gaming company announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on July 27, 2017. EA closed at $119.31 on September 1, 2017.

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Why Auto Stocks Rose in the Week Ended September 1

In this series, we’ll look at what may have driven mainstream auto stocks’ positive performance in the week ended September 1.

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Consumer Sector Overview: August 28–September 1, 2017

Consumer ETFs were productive last week. The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) rose 1.6% on a weekly basis.

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What Recent Trends in Jobs Data Mean for the Auto Industry

In August 2017, all mainstream US auto companies’ stocks traded on a mixed note. General Motors (GM) rose ~1.6%, while Ford (F) fell 1.7%.

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Why Best Buy Stock Fell despite Strong Fiscal 2Q18 Results

On August 29, Best Buy (BBY) reported strong results and exceeded analysts’ expectations for fiscal 2Q18.

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Macao Casinos Indicator Analysis: Revenue Sustainability in Question

Stocks of major Macao casinos have been on the rise since September 2016 when casino revenues started rebounding.

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How Analysts Rate Auto Companies in August 2017

In this series, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for auto stocks in August. We’ll also discuss some recent developments for auto companies over the last few months.

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PVH’s Positive Surprise Streak Continues into 2Q17

PVH Corp (PVH) reported its 2Q17 results after the market closed on August 23, 2017. It once again delivered a beat on both its top and bottom lines.

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Automakers Outperformed S&P 500 in Week Ended August 25

Last week, the stocks of mainstream automakers General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor (F) outperformed the broader market, rising 2.2% and 2.5%, respectively.

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Ulta Beauty Stock: Why It Fell despite Beating 2Q17 Expectations

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) stock fell 9.1% to $212.36 on August 25, 2017, in reaction to the company’s results for fiscal 2Q17, which ended on July 29, 2017.

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Consumer Sector Recap: What Happened on August 21–25?

Most of the stocks in the consumer discretionary sector rose last week, which caused the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index to rise 0.39%.

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Why Altria Stock Is Falling

2017 has been a tough year for Altria. The stock has fallen 5.8% since the beginning of 2017.

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Could Lululemon Athletica Have Another Strong Quarter in 2Q17?

Wall Street analysts expect a 7.9% YoY (year-over-year) fall in Lululemon’s 2Q17 earnings to $1.01 per share on total sales of $567 million.

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How Auto Stocks Fared in Week Ended August 18

In this series, we’ll look at the possible reasons for mainstream automakers’ negative performance in the week ended August 18.

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Foot Locker Stock Stumbles on Missing 2Q17 Earnings Expectations

Foot Locker (FL) reported its fiscal 2Q17 results on August 18. The retailer’s earnings per share fell 34% year-over-year to $0.62, missing the consensus by $0.28.

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An Insight into Ross Stores’ Upbeat Fiscal 2Q17 Results

In this series on Ross Stores’ fiscal 2Q17 results, we’ll discuss the company’s sales, earnings, and margins in detail. We’ll also look at how the company’s fiscal 2Q17 results affected its valuation and analysts’ ratings.

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Chipotle Is Trading Close to Its 52-Week Low

On August 21, 2017, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) hit a new 52-week low of $304.50. However, the company’s stock price closed the day at $308.59.

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