During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 1.5%.
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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, XLP was down 1.2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 5.6%.
Dole Food Company (DOLE) declined 80.7% to close at $9.06, moving below its 50-day moving average of $10.87 and 200-day moving average of $9.81. Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. (IBA) climbed 0.7% to close at $20.68, moving past its 200-day moving average of $20.54.
Omega Protein Corporation (OME) rose 1.8% to close at $6.62, approaching its 50-day moving average of $7.12. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $8.00. United Natural Foods (SAM) fell 3% to close at $49.24, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $48.77. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $100.09.
Nu Skin (NUS) was a major loser in the sector, falling 11.2% (-$5.22) to close at $41.24 with 5.1 million shares moving. The stock traded between $41.19 and $47.55. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $18.17 (-30.6%) from a price of $59.41 on March 20, 2012.
Tianli Agritech (OINK) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 7.6% (+10 cents) to close at $1.42 with 4,320 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $1.31 to $1.42. The share price has dropped 68 cents (-32.4%) from $2.10 on April 18, 2012.