Consumer Products

Why Coca-Cola Earnings Were Better Than Expected

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday. The soft-drink maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47 on revenues of $7.6 billion. In ...
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What to Look For in Coca-Cola Earnings Tuesday Morning

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Why Hasbro Is Shifting the Blame in Q1

Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Monday. The toymaker said that it had $0.10 in earnings per share (EPS) on $716.3 million ...
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Starbucks May Have to Train Employees Not to Videotape Customers in Bathrooms

On the heels of ugly accusations of racial profiling by a Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) worker in Philadelphia and plans to train workers nationwide to prevent the behavior in the future, ...
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Procter & Gamble Sinks, Now Worst-Performing Dow Stock of 2018

Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) saw nearly 6% of its share price shaved away last week. That was enough for the company to wrestle away from ...
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It’s 4/20 and Marijuana’s Prospects Have Never Looked Brighter

One week ago today, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican, extracted a commitment from President Trump that Attorney General Jeff Sessions's rescission of the Cole Memorandum will have no impact ...
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Why Excellent Earnings Weren’t Enough for Skechers

When Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.75 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Barbie Can’t Save Her Boss as Mattel CEO Fired

Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT) lost another chief executive officer. Even strong sales of Barbie dolls could not salvage the company's most recent quarter, and CEO Margo Georgiadis was sacked. Georgiadis did ...
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Procter & Gamble Earnings and Acquisition Not Enough for Investors

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) made a couple big announcements on Thursday. First the firm released its fiscal third-quarter financial results, and then it announced an acquisition. Ultimately, these ...
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Philip Morris Earnings Up in Smoke

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The firm said that it had $1.00 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Why Investors Care Less About Procter & Gamble Dividend Hikes for Now

Investors are supposed to love dividends, particularly dividends that keep getting hiked. And in periods of market uncertainty, investors often flock to defensive stocks such as those in the consumer ...
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Nike Doubles Down on Its Consumer Direct Offense Strategy

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is doubling down on its new strategy of "Consumer Direct Offense" quite literally, making its second acquisition in a month. The apparel giant announced that it ...
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BlackRock to Exclude Gun Purveyors From Funds

In early March, asset management firm BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) began asking gunmakers and distributors how they were going to respond to the killing of 17 students and faculty at ...
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American Craft Beers Cheer Rising International Sales

Beer is shared worldwide as a way for people to come together, whether it’s after a long day at work, cheering for a favorite sports team, or just hanging out ...
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SORL Auto Parts Just Can’t Get Going in Q4

SORL Auto Parts Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) reported its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Monday. The company said that it had $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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