While the S&P 500 grew 1.4%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Going into trading today, XLY was down 0.4% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 went up 0.4%.
Iconix Brand Group (ICON) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 14.6% (-$2.49) to close at $14.53, as 9.2 million shares moved. The stock traded between $14.27 and $15.49. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $4.21 (-22.5%) from a price of $18.74 on January 27, 2012.
Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 11%. The stock closed at $23.52 with 1.3 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $21.91 to $23.66. The stock has been losing steam over the last month, dipping $2.64 (-10.1%) from a price of $26.16 on March 26, 2012. Similarly, Dana Holding Corporation (DAN) gained today, increasing $1.31 (+9.4%) to close at $15.21.
Shutterfly (SFLY) rose 5.4% to close at $30.58, cross its 50-day moving average of $30.34 and 200-day moving average of $31.82.
Visteon Corporation (VC) rose 5.1% to close at $48.96, approaching its 50-day moving average of $50.69. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $51.24.
Harley-Davidson (HOG) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $53.98 to top the previous high of $52.03.