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(CL) Colgate-Palmolive Analyst Retains Neutral View

We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on the global consumer products company, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) with a target price of $127.00, following its first-quarter 2013 results. Moreover, shares of Colgate-Palmolive...

14Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (CL) Colgate-Palmolive Analyst Retains Neutral View | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble’s Earnings – What to Expect?

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is set to report its third-quarter fiscal 2013 results on Apr 24 before the market opens. Last quarter it posted a nearly +10% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping...

14May2013 | | Comments Off on (PG) Procter & Gamble’s Earnings – What to Expect? | Continued

(KMB) Kimberly Clark Posts Solid First Quarter Earnings

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) started the year on a high note with strong first quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of $1.48 per share. Earnings breezed past the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.34 by 10.4% and the year-ago result of $1.24...

8May2013 | | Comments Off on (KMB) Kimberly Clark Posts Solid First Quarter Earnings | Continued

(CL) Colgate-Palmolive Gains New High

The shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) have been continually soaring up the charts since the start of 2013, crafting a new 52-week high of $119.24 on Friday, Apr 12. The stock gained momentum from the company’s consistent performance...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CL) Colgate-Palmolive Gains New High | Continued

(CL) Colgate-Palmolive Attains New 52-week High

The shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) reached a new 52-week high of $117.36 on Tuesday, Mar 26, gaining momentum from the company’s consistent performance as well as an encouraging outlook. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) global consumer...

11Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CL) Colgate-Palmolive Attains New 52-week High | Continued

(CL) Colgate-Palmolive Company Reiterated at Neutral

We have maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on the global consumer products company, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) with a target price of $115.00 following its fourth-quarter 2012 results. Moreover, shares of Colgate-Palmolive...

15Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (CL) Colgate-Palmolive Company Reiterated at Neutral | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble Executes Growth Plan

At the company’s annual meeting held recently, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (PG) – Bob McDonald – declared that the company is operating according to its growth...

23Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (PG) Procter & Gamble Executes Growth Plan | Continued

(CAW) Canadian Auto Workers Ratifies Chrysler Contract

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union has ended this year’s talk with the U.S. automakers by ratifying the 4-year agreement with Chrysler Group LLC, majority-owned by Fiat SpA (FIATY). About 90% of union members have voted in favor...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (CAW) Canadian Auto Workers Ratifies Chrysler Contract | Continued

(PG) The Procter & Gamble Company Introduces New Line of Pantene

Consumer products giant, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently launched two lines of premium hair care products, Pantene: AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair, under its famous Pantene Expert Collection. The company also announced...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (PG) The Procter & Gamble Company Introduces New Line of Pantene | Continued

(AVP) Avon Products Incorporated – Bear of the Day

Avon Products, Inc.’s (AVP) second-quarter 2012 earnings of $0.20 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny and plummeted 59% year over year. Moreover, the company’s net sales dipped 9%, reflecting a fall...

24Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (AVP) Avon Products Incorporated – Bear of the Day | Continued

(RDEN) Elizabeth Arden – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy

Shares of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (RDEN) recently hit a new all-time high after reporting solid fiscal fourth quarter results, which included a 40.0% earnings surprise. In fact, this makeup and skin care company has beaten Zacks Consensus...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (RDEN) Elizabeth Arden – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy | Continued

(PG) Procter and Gamble – Bear of the Day

Procter & Gamble’s (PG) fourth quarter earnings of $0.82 were flat with the prior-year levels, as benefits from pricing and cost savings from restructuring activities were offset by a top-line shortfall and rising commodity...

9Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PG) Procter and Gamble – Bear of the Day | Continued

(PG) 5700 P&G Jobs on the Chopping Block

The world’s leading consumer product maker, Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has announced that it will slash over 4,000 non-manufacturing jobs during the current fiscal year. This declaration follows the already planned 1,600 job...

26Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble Results Come Up Short on Charges

Procter & Gamble Co.(PG) reported modest results for the second quarter 2012, with net earnings from continuing operations sliding 49.0% year over year to 57 cents a share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 47.22%. Profits...

30Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(EL) Estee Lauder Companies – Bull of the Day

Estee Lauder Companies’ (EL) first-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.41 per share surpassed both the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well as the year-ago result by 19.5% and 45.0%, respectively. The buoyant purchasing power of the affluent...

27Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble Reads Google Data for Marketing

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has taken up an innovative way to market its new product, Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer. It is using the data of the famous search engine Google Inc. (GOOG),...

24Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AVP) Company News for December 15, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    VeriFone (NYSE:PAY) posted Q4 EPS of $0.53, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.44 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 50.7% year-over-year to come in at $410.70 million

•    Joy Global (NYSE:JOY)...

15Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(EL) Estee Lauder Companies – Bull of the Day

Estee Lauder Companies’ (EL) first-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.41 per share surpassed both the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well as the year-ago result by 19.5% and 45.0%, respectively. The buoyant purchasing power of the affluent...

15Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble and Siemens Extend Ties

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) gets to deepen its ties with Siemens AG (SI), as the latter confirmed the extension of providing a wide array of software to the leading...

15Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AVP) Avon Products Incorporated – Bear of the Day

We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) to Underperform following the weak quarterly performance in the third quarter of 2011. The quarterly earnings of $0.38 per share fell short of the Zacks Consensus...

9Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CL) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – October 2011 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector performed their traditional defensive role as the broader equity markets came under pressure in response to concerns over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and a weak U.S. economy. The fundamental explanation is that food, beverage, household products and cosmetics...

17Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble Earnings Results Ahead of Estimates

Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) reported modest results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net earnings from continuing operations were 84 cents a share, up 18.0% year-over-year, and two pennies above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 82 cents....

26Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter & Gamble and Electronic Arts Team Up

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) is partnering with Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) to feature its Bounty products in the social game called Playfish Restaurant City. Financial...

1Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KMB) Kimberly-Clark Promotes Cars 2

In order to promote the new release of Disney Pixar’s Cars 2 movie, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) plans to use CheckPoints LLC’s mobile shopping application as an innovative marketing strategy.

Based...

24Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Siemens Acquires Minor Stake in Semprius

According to biz journals, Siemens AG has acquired a 16% stake in Durham, North Carolina based Semprius, manufacturer of high concentrating photovoltaic modules (HCPV). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Semprius, develops HCPV solar modules that increase efficiency by using lenses...

22Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter and Gamble Defers Product Launch

Procter and Gamble (PG) has announced that it will delay the launch of the Tide Pods Liquid laundry tablets to early 2012 instead of September this year, as decided earlier.

The chain disclosed that it was compelled to postpone...

22Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CL) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – June 2011 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have traditionally performed better than the stock market, and especially cyclical companies, during market declines. We are seeing evidence of this at present — consumer staple stocks have started shining again as concerns about the economy’s growth momentum...

3Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AVP) Company News for May 04, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Share prices of Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH) dropped more than 5% to end the day at $4.33 after the company reported a larger-than-expected loss primarily because of lesser orders for new homes, which shows the continued weakness in the housing...

4May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AVP) Avon Products Beats The Street on Emerging Markets

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) recently posted first-quarter 2011 adjusted earnings of 37 cents a share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 31 cents and increased 12.1% from the year-ago figure of 33 cents a share. On a reported...

4May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PG) Procter and Gamble Raises Dividend

The Procter and Gamble Company (PG) raised its quarterly dividend by 9% to 52.5 cents a share from 48.18 cents a share earlier. The hike is applicable on the company’s common stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP convertible...

13Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued