Published May 18, 2012
During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.9%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was down 1.4% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -5.8%.
Summer Infant (SUMR) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 9.1%. The stock closed at $3.36 with 199,399 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $3.07 to $3.52.
Avon Products (AVP) was a major loser in the sector, falling 4.5% (-80 cents) to close at $16.95 with 9.3 million shares moving. The stock traded between $16.84 and $17.93. The share price has dropped $5.24 (-23.6%) from $22.19 on April 19, 2012.
Seneca Foods (SENEA) fell 3.4% to close at $24.11, crossing its 50-day moving average of $23.98. Meanwhile, ZHONGPIN INC (HOGS) climbed 2% to close at $9.91, moving past its 200-day moving average of $9.84.
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) fell 2.6% to close at $37.11, moving down to 0.9% above its 200-day moving average of $36.79.
Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $68.68 to fall below the previous low of $68.84.