During trading today, both the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. As trading began today, XLP was down 0.6% over the last seven trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, was down 3%.
OfficeMax Incorporated (OMX) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 11.1%. The stock closed at $4.89 with 6.5 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $4.36 to $4.97. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping 94 cents (-16.1%) from $5.83 on February 9, 2012.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) was a major loser in the sector, falling 9.7% (-$1.50) to close at $13.93 with 75,763 shares moving. The stock traded between $13.87 and $15.49.
Seaboard Corporation (SEB) rose 2.8% to close at $1953, cross its 50-day moving average of $1927.22 and 200-day moving average of $1973.50. Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) declined 4.8% to close at $18.19, moving below its 50-day moving average of $19.05 and 200-day moving average of $18.46.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (UN) fell 2.8% to close at $72.80, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $72.29. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $33.45. Nature's Sunshine Prod (NATR) rose 4.9% to close at $14.86, approaching its 50-day moving average of $15.19. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $15.67.