During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.4%.
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 0.9% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -0.3%.
The Female Health Company (FHCO) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 7.1%. The stock closed at $6.01 with 97,987 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $5.62 to $6.06. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, climbing 95 cents (18.8%) from a price of $5.06 on March 1, 2012.
Owens Corning (OC) was a major loser in the sector, falling 3.9% (-$1.40) to close at $34.35 with 2.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $34.12 to $35.51. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $2.90 (9.2%) from a price of $31.45 on March 1, 2012.
Boston Beer (SAM) rose 3.4% to close at $103.32, cross its 50-day moving average of $101.75 and 200-day moving average of $98.45.
Coffee (JVA) rose 1.4% to close at $9.47, approaching its 50-day moving average of $10.14. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $10.10. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (BGS) fell 2.8% to close at $81.26, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $80.13. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $21.88.