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Sector Update Consumer: Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), Avon Products, (AVP), GoPro (GPRO), Kraft Heinz Co (KHC), Altria (MO)

Consumer stocks were set to close little changed Thursday, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 adding just 0.1% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were falling less than 0.1%.

In company news, Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) on Dec. 23, 2015  reported results for the second quarter and six months ended November 28, 2015. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $546.0 million, a 44.2 percent increase compared with net sales of $378.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. The Company reported net income of $109.2 million, or $2.27 per basic share and $2.26 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 compared with $36.6 million, or $0.76 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. For the first six months of fiscal 2016, net sales were $1,155.9 million compared with net sales of $735.6 million for the prior-year period. The Company reported net income of $252.3 million, or $5.24 per basic share and $5.22 per diluted share, for the first half of fiscal 2016 compared with net income of $64.3 million, or $1.34 per basic share and $1.33 per diluted share, for the year-earlier period.

Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) ended last trading session at $ 49.49 with its past 5-day performance at 5.79%. So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of 31.66%. The stock, as of last close, traded 49.98% above from its 52 week low and was -20.46% behind its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -1.99% above the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -7.86% and -0.38%. Cal-Maine Foods Inc produces, grades, packages, markets, and distributes shell eggs. It offers specialty shell eggs, such as nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic, and brown eggs under the Egg-Land’s Best, Land O’ Lake, Farmhouse, and 4-Grain brand names, as well as under private labels.

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. It offers beauty products, such as skincare, and personal care products, as well as fragrances and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products consisting of jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children’s products, and nutritional products. Avon Products, Inc. has YTD performance below at -53.82% and moved up 2.98% in last week. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 72.20% compared with the 52 week low and was -55.21% below the 52 week high. The stock completed last trading session at $ 4.15 .The stock’s latest closing price was above -23.58% from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at 16.15% and 5.20% compared with the SMA 20.

GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) has shown an uptrend of 1.50% last week with YTD performance of -71.18%. Its latest closing price of $ 18.22 was -56.41% above from an average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the SMA 50 at -19.46% and 20.79% compared with the SMA 20. The stock was above 125.45% from the 52 week low and was -2.56% above the 52 week high.
GoPro Inc develops hardware and software solutions to alleviate consumer pain points associated with capturing, managing, sharing, and enjoying engaging content.

Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and beverage company in North America and internationally. It primarily offers food and beverage products, including cheese, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, packaged dinners, refrigerated meals, snack nuts, dressings, ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition, and other food and grocery products The year to date performance of Kraft Heinz Co 3.75% and 3.68% in the last week. Its price, as of the latest close at $ 73.96 was 22.38% below from the 52 week low and was -7.42% behind the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was 0.56% below from an average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at 1.15% and 3.01% compared with the SMA 20.

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) last trading session at $ 58.31 with its past 5-day performance at 0.75%. So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of 23.28%. The stock, as of last close, traded 25.86% up from its 52 week low and was -4.65% below its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was 10.51% above the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was  1.03% and 1.87% respectively.
Altria Group Inc
through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally.