Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Green Mountain Coffee Dissed, Procter & Gamble Earnings Preview

Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) sees FY12 revenue $1.42B-$1.46B vs. consensus $1.44B. Sees FY12 operating cash flow $225M-$245M, effective tax rate approx. 33%, CapEx $35M.

The shares closed at $24.65, up $1.31, or 5.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.25 billion.

Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR): Technology blog Gizmodo applauded the convenience of Green Mountain Coffee’s (NASDAQ:GMCR) Keurig K-Cups, but complained about the quality of the coffee produced, and recommended a number of alternative single cup brewing options.

The shares closed at $49.34, down $1.71, or 3.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.63 billion.

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG)┬áis expected to report Q2 earnings before the open on Friday, January 27, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Analysts are looking for a profit of $1.08 on revenue of $22.19B. The consensus range is $1.03-$1.11 for EPS, and revenue of $21.71B-$22.63B, according to First Call. On its last call, the company said it sees Oct-Dec “core” EPS of $1.05-$1.11 and “all-in” EPS of $1.00-$1.11. It also provided an update on its exit of the snacks business and investors will be listening for more about that, as well as information about the stalled sale of its Pringles brand to Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND). During the past month, Morgan Stanley, Buckingham, and Stifel Nicolaus have all downgraded the stock to the equivalent of Hold ratings, with Morgan specifically noting valuation and high Street expectations.

The shares closed at $64.80, down $0.18, or 0.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $178.29 billion.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL): Consensus is $5.48. Says “We continue to be sharply focused on our aggressive funding-the-growth initiatives and anticipate that the benefits from those programs, combined with our strategic worldwide pricing initiatives, many of which have already been implemented, will help us achieve gross margin expansion in 2012 and grow diluted EPS for the year at a double-digit rate, on a currency neutral basis. If average exchange rates for FY12 were to equal current spot rates, currency translation would decrease full year diluted earnings per share growth by approximately 4%.”

The shares closed at $91.35, up $1.91, or 2.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $44.21 billion.

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