4 Key Consumer Stocks in Play Post Earnings

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CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for the retail-drug stores rose to $776 million (59 cents per share) vs. $713 million (52 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 8.8% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 19% to $30.8 billion from the year-earlier quarter. CVS Caremark Corporation reported adjusted net income of 65 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of 63 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $30.31 billion.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) reported higher profit for the second quarter as revenue showed growth. Net income for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. rose to $93 million (58 cents per share) vs. $65.4 million (44 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 42.3% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 36.7% to $885.1 million from the year-earlier quarter. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. reported adjusted net income of 64 cents per share. By that measure, the company fell in line with the mean estimate of 64 cents per share. It fell short of the average revenue estimate of $971.7 million.

The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) reported its results for the third quarter. Net income for The Clorox Company fell to $132 million ($1.01 per share) vs. $151 million ($1.09 per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 12.6% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 7.4% to $1.4 billion from the year-earlier quarter. The Clorox Company fell short of the mean analyst estimate of $1.04 per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.35 billion.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) reported net income above Wall Street’s expectations for the second quarter. Net income for Whole Foods Market Inc. rose to $117.7 million (64 cents per share) vs. $89.9 million (51 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 30.8% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 13.6% to $2.67 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Whole Foods Market Inc. beat the mean analyst estimate of 59 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $2.67 billion.

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