4 Consumer Stock Stories For Tuesday Investment Shoppers

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT): Current price $75.95

The giant retailer is cutting gasoline prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon for drivers in 21 states who pay with its cards, in an attempt to entice shoppers dealing with high pump prices. The discount will apply to customers paying with a Walmart MoneyCard or credit card from April 1 through July 7, and 10 cents a gallon for those using a Wal-Mart gift card, the company said in a statement on Monday.

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): Current price $57.32

It is anticipated that Disney Junior, which is Disney’s channel for preschool children, should topple Nick Jr., the channel operated by Viacom’s Nickelodeon, becoming the cable ratings leader among preschoolers when ratings are released Tuesday, said The New York Times. which also reported that Disney presently has the three leading cable shows among that demographic.

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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA): Current price $44.67

Tesla announced on Monday that it will not produce its Model S sedan with a 40-kilowatt hour battery, pointing to lack of demand for shorter-range EVs, boosting prospects for more expensive, longer-range plug-in vehicles. So now, the least expensive auto built by Tesla will now cost in excess of $60,000, even after the $7,500 federal tax credit. Analyst dam Jones at Morgan Stanley Research commented that ”While a blow to mass-market EV enthusiasts and somewhat validating a smaller addressable market, we think consolidating the battery configurations that reflect true demand is the right thing to do.”

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Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG): Current price $29.90

On Tuesday, Philips announced that the Philips LED 22-watt bulb, its LED 100-watt equivalent bulb, is now ENERGY STAR qualified. Created to replace a 100 watt incandescent bulb while lowering energy consumption by more than 75 percent and lasting 25 times longer, the Philips LED 22-watt offers the industry’s highest light output at nearly 1800 lumens. Beyond that, the Philips bulb is the first LED 100-watt equivalent to achieve ENERGY STAR qualification, making it eligible for utility rebates.

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