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Our Outlook for Consumer Defensive Stocks

Input cost inflation is moderating, but many firms still have had trouble passing along price increases amid other headwinds.

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  • The rate of input cost inflation is moderating, but foreign exchange headwinds are kicking up.
  • Europe remains just as uncertain as it was this time last year, while the U.S. less so, and now the Middle East is a wild card.
  • Success with pricing has been all over the map.


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