In today's Consumer Countdown, analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly join Mark Reeth to discuss some of the big earnings news in their sector, including how Philip Morris and Penn National Gaming did this morning.

The analysts also turn to recent consumer goods headlines that caught their eyes, including how PepsiCoeBay, Stanley Black & Decker, and Mattel did with earnings. After that, it's a quick round of Buy, Sell or Hold featuring Wal-Mart and Advance Auto Parts, followed by why the analysts are keeping a close watch on Netflix and Las Vegas Sands.

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The article Consumer Countdown for Thursday, Oct. 17 originally appeared on Fool.com.

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 recommends eBay, Mattel, and PepsiCo. The Motley Fool owns shares of eBay, PepsiCo, and Philip Morris International. 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.

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