When there's big news breaking in the world of retail, you'd better believe that the Motley Fool's consumer goods team is on the job! In today's episode, consumer goods analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly join Mark Reeth to discuss the big news in the sector from the last few days.
First, they take on Potbelly , which dropped big-time on Monday after a Barron's article declared it was "grossly overvalued." Then it's on to Whirlpool , which also declined after an analyst stated that he believed the company would not be able to beat estimates this quarter due to weak North American shipments. Finally, shares of Expedia plummeted on Monday after an analyst downgraded the company from "buy" to "hold"; do Mike and Sean think that's the right call? Find out in the video below!
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The article The Biggest Consumer Goods Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 15 originally appeared on Fool.com.Fool contributor Mark Reeth has no position in any stocks mentioned. Michael Finarelli has no position in any stocks mentioned. Sean O'Reilly has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.