During trading today, the S&P 500 dropped 0.4%, and the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked farther from the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was down 0.6% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 1.2%.
Smith \x26 Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 14.7% (-$1.20) to close at $6.97, as 3.3 million shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $6.86 to $8.12. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $1.15 (14.2%) from a price of $8.12 on April 9, 2012.
Kingold Jewelry (KGJI) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 11.1%. The stock closed at $2.71 with three million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $2.30 to $2.93.
R.G. Barry (DFZ) rose 4.9% to close at $12.98, cross its 50-day moving average of $12.40 and 200-day moving average of $12.32.
Harley-Davidson (SCSS) fell 1.6% to close at $50.69, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $50.17. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $26.10. LSI Industries (LYTS) rose 5.7% to close at $6.64, approaching its 50-day moving average of $6.92. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $6.78.
Tempur-Pedic International (TPX) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $44.50 to fall below the previous low of $45.44.