Consumer Stocks

First-Half Sector Winners Offer a Hint of What’s to Come

Financials, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks are sheltered from both China's economic weakness and rising bond yields, which bodes well for their second-half outlook. More 

P&G Makes Push Into Natural-Gas Trucking

Procter & Gamble says that by 2015, 20% of its North American truck shipments will be made with vehicles running on natural gas. More 

Tide Detergent Is ‘Liquid Gold’ for Thieves

According to law enforcement, easily stolen laundry detergents like Tide are becoming a popular currency among thieves nationwide. More 

Why Specialty Retail Can’t Speak for the Sector

Don't run screaming from the sector just because investors in these specialty stocks have the jitters. More 

Lafley Revamps the Org Chart to Save P&G

A.G. Lafley, newly re-crowned CEO of Procter & Gamble, unveiled his new organizational structure Wednesday. Will it be enough to turn around the company? More 

Perk Up! Coffee’s Starting to Brew Big Profits

J.M. Smucker just announced a java-fueled boost in its earnings thanks to tanking bean prices -- news that bodes well for stocks like SBUX and DNKN. More 

Duracell Pushes Wireless Charging a Step Forward

Duracell is partnering with PowerMat to bring wireless smartphone charging pads to restaurants. More