Consumer Cos Up Slightly on Spending Optimism -- Consumer Roundup

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

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,

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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