The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 1.4%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 0.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -1.7%.
USANA Health (USNA) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 11.4% (+$4.20) to close at $41 with 293,196 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $38.50 to $42.14. Share price improved over the last three months, now up $6.09 (17.4%) from $34.91 on January 27, 2012.
Tofutti Brands (TOF) was a major loser in the sector, falling 6.2% (-11 cents) to close at $1.67 with 10,764 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $1.64 to $1.76.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) rose 6.4% to close at $64.02, cross its 50-day moving average of $62.08 and 200-day moving average of $59.74. American Lorain Corporation (ALN) declined 1.5% to close at $1.35, moving below its 50-day moving average of $1.35 and 200-day moving average of $1.42.
Alico (DPS) fell 4.4% to close at $23.71, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $23.43. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $38.47.