Consumer Stocks

Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue? More 

Wall Street Says Weak Economic Growth Isn’t Just a Blip

Weak first quarter economic growth was supposed to be a weather-related blip. So why are some key indicators showing no sign a second-half recovery is in the cards? More 

5 Stocks to Sell in March

After February's rally, it's time to take money off the table in stocks whose prices are improving faster than fundamentals. See 5 stocks to sell in March. More 

Start Browsing Consumer Staples Stocks for Fairly Priced Defense

The consumer staples sector has underperformed in 2014, bringing valuations down to more reasonable levels. The time to buy the sector is nearing, but... More 

CLX Growth Estimates Say Clorox Stock is Stuck in The Mud

Clorox's most recent results suggest it will be a long slog for Clorox stock, as growth estimates come in at 1% to 2% for the year. More 

The Rally for Retail Stocks Might Be Over

Retail stocks have slumped badly in 2014. Is this just a blip, or have retailers lost their market leadership role for good? More 

Procter & Gamble Remains a Steady Dividend Holding

Procter & Gamble is a household name in anyone's book, but as an investment, right now it's best only for the dividend. Hold on to PG, but don't expect upside More 

Kimberly-Clark to Spin Off Healthcare Business

Kimberly-Clark stock gained after the company announced that it will spin off its health care business. More 

What Valuations Are Trying to Tell Investors Right Now

Based on current valuations, the defensive consumer staples, utilities and healthcare sectors remain expensive. Where can you find better opportunities? More 

Consumer Staples Stocks Look Strong

As the S&P 500 trades at all-time highs, sector rotation continues and the consumer staples sector is breaking to new year-to-date highs. More