Top 5 Consumer Companies To Watch In Right Now

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Wunderlich believes that in the “tough consumer neighborhood,” QVC Group (parent company Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ: QVCA)) is the “best house.” The comments come ahead of the company releasing its first-quarter results May 9.

Expectations For Q1

The brokerage pointed out a few key points ahead of the print. Wunderlich expects a 21.9 percent gain on top line, coming in at $2.362 billion off the zulily acquisition. However, the results are expected to be “dampened by overseas currency translations at lower FX rates, with an accompanying 6.5 percent adjusted OIBDA advance to $427 million,” equating to an adjusted EPS $0.28.

Top 5 Consumer Companies To Watch In Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (The)(KO)

 

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The companys still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Mi nute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glac茅au Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glac茅au Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    On a market cap weighted basis,Wal-Mart trades at a discount to the average of a group of large-cap consumer staples companies (Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), Newell Brands (NWL), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) – covered by Morgan Stanley Analyst Dara Mohsenian). Wal-Mart’s FTM relative P/E multiple is currently 0.76x vs. the 0.89x average over the last 15 years.

Top 5 Consumer Companies To Watch In Right Now: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Fogo de Chao, Inc., incorporated on May 24, 2012, is a holding company. The Company operates Brazilian churrascaria steakhouses under the brand of Fogo de Chao. The Company operates through two segments: the United States and Brazil. The Company is specialized in fire-roasting meats utilizing the Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. It delivers Brazilian dining experience through the combination of its Brazilian cuisine and its service model known as espeto corrido (Portuguese for continuous service) delivered by its gaucho chefs. The Company offers its guests with entree service table-side, which is available at each guest’s seat, green side up from its gaucho chefs. Each gaucho chef rotates throughout the dining room, and is responsible for a specific cut of meat, which they prepare, cook and serve to its guests throughout their meal. The Company operates over 30 restaurants in the United States and over 10 restaurants in Brazil, and a joint venture restaur ant in Mexico.

The Company’s menu consists of steak, including picanha, filet mignon, beef ancho, alcatra, fraldinha and costela; chicken, lamb and pork, including cordeiro, costela de porco, frango, lombo and linguica; seafood, including smoked salmon, jumbo shrimp cocktail and grilled spiced shrimp skewers; side dishes, including spring pea and asparagus soup, garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, pao de queijo, farofa, polenta, fogo feijoada and sauces; market table, including edamame roasted corn salad (seasonal), forbidden black rice salad (seasonal), hearts of palm, black pepper candied bacon, chicken salad and cold smoked salmon; desserts, including papaya cream, strawberry cream, caramelized pineapple and chocolate mousse cake, and bar fogo, including picanha sirloin slider, charcuterie board, grilled spiced shrimp skewers, mango refresco and superfruit lemonade. The Company’s menu also includes wines, such as Lapostolle, Merlot; Belle Glos, Pinot Noir; Lapostolle, Merlot, Rapel Valley, and Silver Oak, Cab! ernet Sauvignon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fogo De Chao Inc (NASDAQ: FOGO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $76.80 million.

    Constellium NV (NYSE: CSTM) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.18 billion.

Best Machinery Stocks To Invest In 2017: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Ralph Lauren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company offers men?s, women?s, and children?s clothing; and accessories comprising footwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, hats, and belts, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. It also provides products for homes, including bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop, and giftware; and fragrance products for women men. In addition, the company licenses its products, such as men?s sportswear, men?s tailored clothing, men?s underwear and sleepwear, eyewear, fragrances, cosmetics, and color and skin care products. It offers its products under the Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women?s Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and Club Monaco brand names. Ralph Lauren sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops; full-price retail stores, factory retail stores, and concessions-based shop-within-shops; and online through RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com. As of April 3, 2010, it operated 179 full-price retail stores and 171 factory stores worldwide, as well as 281 concessions-based shop-within-shops and 2 e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and changed its name to Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2011. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The 20 stocks meeting those requirements are: Ralph Lauren (RL), Time Warner(TWX), Twenty-First Century Fox(FOXA), PepsiCo(PEP), Estee Lauder(EL), Tesoro(TSO), XL(XL), Ameriprise Financial,(AMP), Unum(UNM), Merck(MRK), AbbVie(ABBV), Gilead Sciences(GILD), General Dynamics(GD), Alaska Air(ALK), United Continental(UAL), Delta Air Lines(DAL), Oracle(ORCL), eBay(EBAY), Apple(AAPL), and Centurylink(CTL).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We looked at the speculation that International Paper (IP) could be a takeover target, and the progress made at Ralph Lauren (RL), and the slowing same-store sales at Shake Shack (SHAK).

Top 5 Consumer Companies To Watch In Right Now: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, incorporated on May 6, 2004, is a lodging-focused Maryland corporation operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of approximately 30 hotels and resorts throughout North America and the United States Virgin Islands that consists of over 10,925 guest rooms. Its primary business is to acquire, own, asset manage and renovate full-service hotel properties in the United States. Its portfolio is concentrated in gateway cities and destination resort locations. The Company conducts its business through an umbrella partnership REIT (UPREIT) in which the Company’s hotels are owned by subsidiaries of its operating partnership, DiamondRock Hospitality Limited Partnership. The Company is the sole general partner of its operating partnership and owns either directly or indirectly, all of the limited partnership units of its operating partnership. The Company leases all of its domestic hotels to taxable REIT subsidiar y (TRS) lessees. In turn, the Company’s TRS lessees must engage a third-party management company to manage the hotels. Each of its hotels is managed by a third party and a number of its hotels are operated under a brand owned by lodging brand companies, such as Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood) and Hilton Worldwide (Hilton).

The Company’s owned hotel properties include Chicago Marriott, Hilton Minneapolis, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Lexington Hotel New York, Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Renaissance Worthington, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Orlando Airport Marriott, Westin San Diego, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort , Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Hilton Boston Downtown, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta, Courtyard Manhattan/Midtown East, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central, Bethesda Marriott Suites, Hilton Burlington, JW Mar riott Denver at Cherry Creek, Courtyard Manhattan/Fifth Aven! ue, The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa, Courtyard Denver Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea/New York City, Renaissance Charleston, Inn at Key West and Hotel Rex.

The Company competes with Airbnb.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $218.42 million.

    Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE: WY) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share.

Top 5 Consumer Companies To Watch In Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Dillard’s, Inc., incorporated on January 13, 1964, is a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing. The Company operates approximately 300 Dillard’s stores, including over 20 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a range of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The Company’s segments include the Retail operations segment and the Construction segment. The Retail operations segment includes the operation of the Company’s retail department stores. The Construction segment includes the operations of CDI Contractors, LLC (CDI), a general contracting construction company. CDI’s business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the Company.

The Company operates retail department stores in approximately 30 states, primarily in the southwest, southeast and midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s stores are primarily located in suburban shopping malls and open-air centers. It also allows customers to purchase its merchandise online at its Website, www.dillards.com, which features online gift registries and a range of other services. The Company’s merchandise selections include its lines of brand merchandise, such as Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke, and Daniel Cremieux.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Dillards (DDS) fell more than 5% during after-hours trading, joining the list of retailers being done in by disappointing fiscal first quarter financial results.

    At $2.17 a share, first quarter earnings fell more than expected, coming in 40 cents below the Capital IQ consensus of $2.57. Net revenue (which includes Dillards construction business) fell 4.5% to $1.5 billion, just missing the $1.55 billion consensus.

    Merchandise sales declined 5% to just below $1.45 billion with same-store sales falling a like amount. Dillards operates 272 Dillard’s locations and 24 clearance centers spanning 29 states.

    Heres what CEO William T. Dillard, II had to say:

    Our disappointing sales pressured our gross margin and net income performance, although inventory was relatively flat at quarter end. While we controlled expenses, sales leverage was difficult to achieve. We continued to return value to shareholders by purchasing $58.4 million of our Class A Common Stock during the quarter.

    Retail sector earnings have been big newsthis week, with a several large chains posting gloomy updates. The biggest bust came whenMacys(M) disappointed yesterday and slashed its full-year outlook, sending the stock falling 15% and yanking down the entire retail sector.Nordstrom (JWN) could rival that drop. The shares fell more than 16% after today’s closing bell after the company missed estimates and cut its full-year sales and profit outlook.

    The rout in retail stocks has fueledworries about consumer spending and even the broader economy, which were outlined in detail today by my colleague Randy Forsyth in his column, Up and Down Wall Street.

    As of todays closing bell, Dillard’s share price has declined nearly 51% since the beginning of the year. The stock dropped 5.6% in after-hours trading to $57.20.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While all retailers with an e-commerce business are exposed to these secular changes to some degree, those with a higher e-commerce penetration are more exposed, sooner. On the brick & mortar operations side, those retailers with the lowest wage rates are likely to be most impact by the essentially industry-wide wage increases brought on by Wal-Mart Stores (WMT); these retailers may see more incremental growth in their SG&A dollars from increased wage pressure. While Macy’s (M) appears to be in the worst challenged position, earlier this year the company announced initiatives to decrease their cost base by $400 mn, along with their longer term goal of reducing expenses by $500 mn by ’18. Even Nordstrom (JWN) appears to have begun to react with a major layoff recently in their technology team. Dillard’s (DDS) is likely least impacted, as it has a low e-commerce penetration as well as fairly competitive average wages.