In today's Consumer Countdown, analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly join host Mark Reeth to discuss all the biggest news in the consumer goods sector. While all the focus is on Gray Thursday (formerly known as Thanksgiving), Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, investors shouldn't forget about some big earnings announcements coming up this week.
For instance, Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO ) reports on Wednesday, and the guys think that the company will struggle in the face of growing competition and lack of trend-setting designs.
On Thursday Dollar General (NYSE: DG ) will announce earnings, and investors should be on the lookout for how the company's customers have been affected by the economy. Also on Thursday, Kroger (NYSE: KR ) will reveal how it has been doing. Both Sean and Mike like the company's recent acquisition of Harris Teeter, and hope that it will help Kroger ride the organic groceries wave.
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Editor's note: Dollar General will report earnings on Dec. 5, not Dec. 4 as stated in the video.