May 10, 2011 09:04 ET

Equity Research on Procter & Gamble Co. and Estee Lauder Companies Inc. -- Personal Products Sector Hurt by Commodities

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The Personal Products sector saw a higher than expected increase in commodity costs weigh heavily on first quarter results for many of its companies. Companies throughout the sector felt the crimp on margins and subsequently earnings as the cost for key inputs soared. Get instant analyses of Procter & Gamble Co. and Estee Lauder Companies Inc. from live, real-time experts standing by at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Procter & Gamble Co. and Estee Lauder Companies Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

Price increases targeted at passing cost onto consumers often resulted in lesser sales. Procter and Gamble Co. said sales growth in developed countries was weak in the first quarter. Procter & Gamble Co. report is accessible for free by registering today at

It is likely that consumers are struggling with higher fuel costs, food inflation, unemployment, and a weak housing market and are forced to pare back budgets wherever they can. This often results in trading down from brand to store names, especially now that many consumers have become more familiar with store brands during the recession. This fear of driving away customers could be the reason that some companies, like Estee Lauder Companies Inc., have been resistant to raising prices. Estee Lauder Companies Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

Regardless of what strategies the sector adopts, it is clear that the current environment will be a difficult one.
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