In today's Consumer Countdown, analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly take a look at the big headlines in the consumer goods sector from the past few days. First they take a look at PepsiCo's earnings and compare them to main competitor Coca-Cola . Then they look at eBay , which sold off heavily following its earnings announcement, and discuss whether the sell-off is justified.
After that, Mike analyzes Stanley Black & Decker , which is down 15% over the last two days thanks to lowered guidance, to see if he thinks the guidance is warranted. And last but not least, Sean looks ahead at Mattel's holiday season.
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