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Consumer Staples

Companies, industries, and products that are used for personal and household purposes. Consumer staples include food, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, clothing, and so forth. Companies that sell consumer staples have a reputation of resistance to economic downturn, but this is not always the case. In any event, they are often sold long-term investments.
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Below, we discuss some of these key reasons and what investors in the consumer staple sector can look forward to seeing in the coming months.
Extreme weather conditions affected almost all the consumer staple companies in the first three months of 2014.
Here are four consumer staple stocks with strong earnings momentum, which can turn out to be valuable additions to your portfolio.
Consumer staple stocks have also underperformed the S&P 500 as a whole in the past year.
But consumer staple companies are witnessing sluggish growth in the developed markets, due to market saturation, which along with consumers' stagnant disposable incomes and increased competitive activities have added to the companies' woes.
Cell phones are among the top 10 most used products by people in Guatemala, and are considered a consumer staple.
In these heady time consumer discretionary stocks tend to outperform the stolid consumer staple names.
We also aimed for an extra layer of protection in case of market troubles ahead, targeting funds that were heavily invested in other consumer staple stocks, including companies that make soap, detergent, and household products.
overweight consumer staples, materials and industrials given our belief
With the end of 2008, Consumer Staples will have outperformed the market on a total return basis for three consecutive years.
care sector, followed by strong stock selection in consumer staples and
Consumer staples did not move but all other sectors saw at least some profit.