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Key Updates in the Consumer Sector: January 8–12

For 2018, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index (6.5%) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index (4.2%) and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index (loss of 0.5%) on a year-to-date basis. (8-0)

Selling Kroger But Keeping Sprouts For Now

2018-01-15 seekingalpha
It's not you, KR, it's me. I'm a part-time equities investor and don't want to worry about your brutal business model and headwinds. (264-1)

Supervalu’s Gross Margin Fell More in 3Q18

Supervalu (SVU) reported its 3Q18 results on January 10, 2018. It reported an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.61. However, its earnings included a tax benefit of $0.30 per share. Excluding this discrete item, the EPS was $0.31 and missed the consensus forecast of $0.46. (12-0)

Acquisitions Continued to Drive Supervalu’s Top Line in 3Q18

Supervalu (SVU) reported 31.1% growth in its 3Q18 top line to $3.94 billion. Most of the increase was driven by its recent acquisition of Unified Grocers, which the company acquired last year. Supervalu missed consensus expectations by $50 million during the quarter. (5-0)

How Did Supervalu Perform in 3Q18?

Supervalu (SVU) reported its 3Q18 results on January 10, 2017. The results pertain to the three-month period ending December 2, 2017. (12-0)

Business News Roundup, Jan. 10

2018-01-10 sfgate
Twitter jokers had a field day Tuesday with a widespread outage suffered by work-focused messaging service Slack. (5-0)

Sprouts signs on with Instacart as U.S. grocers experiment with delivery

2018-01-09 reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. healthy food supermarket chain Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM.O) on Tuesday said it will offer home delivery through Instacart, becoming the latest grocer to partner with the startup since (AMZN.O) revived its push into food sales. (18-0)

Here’s What Drove Kroger Stock in the 2nd Half of 2017

August 2017 was another bad month for Kroger. The stock fell 11% after Amazon (AMZN) started cutting prices at Whole Foods Market. (7-0)

Bet on These 4 Retail Stocks for Value & Earnings Growth

2018-01-04 zacks
“It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” — Warren Buffett. (7-0)

How Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Stock Will Bounce Back in 2018

2018-01-03 investorplace
The markets had a really good 2017. The S&P 500 rallied 20% higher, the Dow Jones shot 25% higher and the Nasdaq-100 posted gains north of 30%. But that doesn’t mean every stock had a good 2017. Take Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) for example, WBA stock dropped about 10% last year. (276-0)

Lean Long-Term Growth Portfolio - Year-End 2017 Update

2018-01-01 seekingalpha
For 2017, the LLGP finished with a 21.5 percent return, beating the SPY, and finishing in the 60th percentile against its over 1,700 mutual funds benchmark. (122-0) highlights: Sprouts Farmers Market, Thor Industries, Hibbett Sports, Patrick Industries and PetMed Express

2017-12-29 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 29, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM - Free Report) , Thor Industries Inc. (THO - Free Report) , Hibbett Sports Inc. (HIBB - Free Report) , Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK - Free Report) and PetMed Express Inc. (PETS - Free Report) . (95-0)

Tesla, Cherokee, Kohl's, Target and Walmart highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

2017-12-28 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 28, 2017 – Zacks Equity Research highlights Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) as the Bull of the Day and Cherokee Inc. (CHKE - Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on the Kohl’s (KSS - Free Report) , Target (TGT - Free Report) , and Walmart (WMT - Free Report) . (94-0) highlights: Marriott International, Western Digital, Morgan Stanley, Southern and TransUnion

2017-12-28 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 28, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Marriott International, Inc. (MAR - Free Report) , Western Digital Corporation (WDC - Free Report) , Morgan Stanley (MS - Free Report) , The Southern Company (SO - Free Report) and TransUnion (TRU - Free Report) . (110-0) highlights: Broadcom, Arkema SA, Nutrisystem, Gibraltar Industries and Willdan Group

2017-12-28 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 28, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Broadcom Limited (AVGO - Free Report) , Arkema SA (ARKAY - Free Report) , Nutrisystem Inc. (NTRI - Free Report) , Gibraltar Industries Inc. (ROCK - Free Report) and Willdan Group Inc. (WLDN - Free Report) . (132-1)

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