The S&P 500 lost 0.3% while the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, XLY was down 4.5% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed -5.8%.
Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 5.8% (-27 cents) to close at $4.37. 107,323 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $4.36 to $4.63.
Select Comfort (SCSS) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 5.5% (+$1.47) to close at $28.04 with 2.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $26.89 to $29. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $4.34 (-13.4%) from a price of $32.38 on March 28, 2012.
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) rose 3.6% to close at $58.12, crossing its 50-day moving average of $57.92.
Vera Bradley (VRA) rose 4.9% to close at $24.39, approaching its 50-day moving average of $25.66. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $32.32. Polaris Industries (CTB) fell 1.3% to close at $77.61, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $76.99. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $14.91.