TABLE-Reuters/U Mich May prelim sentiment index 73.3

May 14 (BestGrowthStock) – Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers’ preliminary May consumer sentiment rose
to 73.3 from 72.2 in the April final reading, according to a
report released on Friday.

Economists in a Reuters survey expected a preliminary May
reading of 73.5.

Below is a table of the survey’s components:

May-P April March Feb Jan
Sentiment 73.3 72.2 73.6 73.6 74.4
Current conditions 81.1 81.0 82.4 81.8 81.1
Expectations 68.3 66.5 67.9 68.4 70.1
1-year inflation 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.8
5-year inflation 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.9

THE SURVEY: The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of
Consumers, a monthly series of data on U.S. consumer sentiment,
are produced by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Reuters has exclusive rights to distribute the data
for six months after the release.

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TABLE-Reuters/U Mich May prelim sentiment index 73.3