The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.3%.
The ETF is trading at 1.3% over its 50-day moving average and 5.3% over its 200-day moving average.
S\x26W Seed Company (SANW) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 6.5% (+38 cents) to close at $6.20 with 153,819 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $5.87 to $6.33.
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 5.9% (-64 cents) to close at $10.22, as 283,446 shares moved. The stock traded between $10.15 and $10.87. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $3.11 (-23.3%) from a price of $13.33 on February 17, 2012.
TreeHouse Foods (THS) declined 0.8% to close at $57.99, moving below its 50-day moving average of $58.23 and 200-day moving average of $59.47. British American Tobacco (BTI) rose 1.8% to close at $102.56, crossing its 50-day moving average of $101.06.
Origin Agritech (SEED) rose 6% to close at $2.13, approaching its 50-day moving average of $2.30. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $2.54. Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (SAFM) fell 2.3% to close at $81.66, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $81.33. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $49.74.