The S&P 500 lost 0.3% while the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) 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. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 1.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 2.3%.
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FMX) rose 21655.3% to close at $82.67, cross its 50-day moving average of $78.01 and 200-day moving average of $72.99. Synutra International (SYUT) declined 6.8% to close at $5.49, moving below its 50-day moving average of $5.71 and 200-day moving average of $5.67.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) rose 0.6% to close at $58.65, approaching its 50-day moving average of $61.47. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $59.89.
Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) was a major loser in the sector, falling 7.1% (-$1.28) to close at $16.71 with 44,392 shares moving. The stock traded between $16.71 and $17.16. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $2.55 (-13.2%) from a price of $19.26 on March 14, 2012.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 5.5%. The stock closed at $7.50 with 1.5 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.02 to $7.65.
The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $55.98 to top the previous high of $53.50.