While the S&P 500 grew 0.6%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. At the start of trading today, XLY was up 1.8% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was unchanged.
Exceed (EDS) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 14.2% (-52 cents) to close at $3.13, as 467,898 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $3 to $3.80.
Spartan Motors (SPAR) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 13.1% (+57 cents) to close at $4.92 with 298,962 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $4.50 to $5.09. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $1.50 (-23.4%) from $6.42 on February 2, 2012.
Weyco Group (WEYS) declined 7.1% to close at $22.65, moving below its 50-day moving average of $23.44 and 200-day moving average of $23.87.
Navistar International Corporation (NAV) rose 3.2% to close at $35.04, approaching its 50-day moving average of $37.94. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $39.75. Gildan Activewear (JOUT) fell 3.3% to close at $27.84, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $27.21. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $17.29.
Harley-Davidson (HOG) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $54.32 to top the previous high of $53.98.
Sony Corporation (SNE) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $15.78 to fall below the previous low of $16.11.