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Tuesday, January 16, 2018: The share price index of the Consumer Cyclicals Sector has advanced to a new high relative to the Otos Total Market index. Current relative price to sales is at the upper-end of the range in the record of the Sector.

Last week the share price index of the Consumer Cyclicals Sector advanced by 4.9% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Consumer Cyclicals Sector numbered 200 or 74.6% of the Sector total compared to a 30.1% gaining stocks frequency across the 3979 stocks in the Otos U.S. stocks universe.

There are 29 stocks in this Sector with unusually depressed share prices. There are no current buy decisions in that group. Last week there were no depressed-share-price buy ideas in this Sector.

We have collected third quarter sales data for all of the comparable record companies in the Consumer Cyclicals Sector.The Sector capital weighted average sales growth rate is 7.4%. The proportion of Sector market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is up to 69.4%, compared to 44.2% last quarter.

Currently, sales growth is low in the record of the Consumer Cyclicals Sector and lower than last quarter.

The proportion of total market capital accounted for by rising gross profit margin companies is up to 48.7% compared to 48.5% last quarter.

The Sector is recording a high and falling gross margin. Inventories are down, improving the chance of a future increase in the gross margin. SG&A expenses are high in the record of the Sector and falling. That implies that the Sector has further capability to accelerate EBITDA relative to sales with lower costs. SG&A expenses are falling at a more rapid rate than the gross margin, producing a rising EBITDA margin. This is a poor quality growth trend to the extent that lower costs can insulate the bottom line from top line weakness for only a short time. Interest costs are falling.

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Industries showing growing strength in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Apparel & Footwear and Textiles. The industries in this sector showing growing deterioration in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Airlines, Autos & Related, Consumer Appliances, Gaming & Lodging, Retailers, Leisure Goods and Staffing&Temporary Help.