Consumer Sector Update for 01/25/2018: WMT, MCD, DIS, CVS, KO, PG, F, LVS, WHR, MKC, DEO

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Top Consumer Shares:

WMT: +0.2%

MCD: +0.1%

DIS: flat

CVS: flat

KO: +0.2%

PG: +0.4%

Consumer shares were mostly firmer ahead of the opening bell on Thursday.

Expected movers:

– Ford ( F ): says Q4 results increased year over year and provides 2018 guidance in line with Street estimates

– Las Vegas Sands ( LVS ): reports Q4 earnings and revenue above year-ago levels and ahead of analysts esimates.

Other news:

– Whirlpool ( WHR ): misses Q4 sales estimates but ongoing EPS comes in better than expected

– McCormick & Company ( MKC ) reported better-than-expected Q4 earnings and revenue that matched analysts’ expectations; it also provided earnings guidance for fiscal 2018 above Street estimates

News from overseas:

– Diageo (DEO, DGE.L): reports moderate increase in first-half sales amid strong performance in Europe, Asia Pacific

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