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Which Consumer Stocks Caught Investors’ Attention?

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Jun. 5 2019, Updated 7:47 a.m. ET

Index performance this year

The consumer discretionary sector has fared better than the consumer staples sector and the S&P 500 year-to-date. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index has risen 12.4%. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index has outperformed the S&P 500 and S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index, which have risen 9.8% and 9.2% in 2019, respectively.

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Earnings releases last week

Costco Wholesale (COST) released its third-quarter results on May 31. The company’s revenues rose 7.3% YoY (year-over-year) to $34.7 billion. Costco’s revenues beat analysts’ estimate by 0.10%. The company’s EPS rose 11.2% YoY to $1.89 from $1.70 and beat analysts’ growth estimate of 3.8%.

Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported its first-quarter results on May 30. The company’s revenues fell 4.6% YoY to $5.8 billion in the first quarter—0.40% above analysts’ estimate. Dollar Tree’s EPS fell YoY to $1.14 from $1.19—in line with the estimates.

Dollar General (DG) reported its first-quarter results on May 30. The company’s revenues rose 8.3% YoY to $6.6 billion and beat analysts’ estimate of $6.57 billion. Dollar General’s EPS rose 8.8% YoY to $1.48 from $1.36. The EPS beat analysts’ estimate by 6.0%.

Gap (GPS) released its first-quarter results on May 31. During the first quarter, the company’s revenues fell 2.0% YoY to $3.7 billion. Gap’s revenues missed analysts’ estimate by 1.8%. The company’s EPS fell ~43.0% YoY to $0.24 from $0.42, which missed analysts’ estimate by 25.0%.

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) reported its first-quarter results on May 31. The company’s revenues rose ~13.0% YoY to $1.7 billion in the first quarter and missed analysts’ estimate by 0.2%. Ulta Beauty’s EPS rose 21.0% YoY to $3.2 from $2.7. The EPS beat analysts’ estimate by 6.0%.

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) reported its first-quarter results on May 31. The company’s revenues grew 3.2% YoY to $1.2 billion in the first quarter—0.30% above analysts’ estimate. Williams-Sonoma’s EPS rose YoY to $0.81 from $0.67—17.4% more than analysts’ estimates.

Burlington Stores (BURL) reported its first-quarter results on May 30. The company’s revenues rose 7.3% YoY to $1.6 billion in the first quarter—1.0% above analysts’ estimate. Burlington Stores’ EPS was in line with the first quarter of 2018 and 0.80% higher than analysts’ estimates.

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