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$DPS 2Q15 Q&A: Hong of Goldman Sachs asked about marketing growth as a percentage of sales. Marty replied that it's up $1MM and just coincidentally for 1H15, marketing spending came in at 7.6% of sales. DPS reported it's going to be 7.6% for FY15. It sounds like it should be 7.6% in 2H15.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.