During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 1.5%.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was down 1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -5.8%.
PURE Bioscience (PURE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 8.2%. The stock closed at 33 cents with 80,516 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of 30 cents to 33 cents. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, increasing 8 cents (32%) from a price of 25 cents on March 30, 2012.
Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 5.7% (-94 cents) to close at $15.46, as 35,848 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $15.41 to $15.74. Over the last month, the share price has dropped $4.31 (-21.8%) from $19.77 on April 30, 2012.
Universal (UVV) declined 1.7% to close at $44.89, moving below its 50-day moving average of $45.32 and 200-day moving average of $45.24. Agria Corporation (GRO) rose 1.9% to close at $1.09, crossing its 50-day moving average of $1.09.
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (BUD) fell 2.3% to close at $79.39, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $78.70. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $65.91.
Dean Foods (DF) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $15.65 to top the previous high of $15.45.