Consumer Cos Up Slightly on Spending Optimism -- Consumer Roundup

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Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies ticked up amid optimism on the spending outlook.

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A meeting with purveyors of beauty products such as Ulta Beauty suggested that the category was holding up better than most against the incursion of e-commerce competition, according to one brokerage.

Delta Air Lines posted a decline in quarterly profit, partly related to hurricane disruption, and said the revenue environment was improving.

-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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October 11, 2017 16:37 ET (20:37 GMT)