During trading today, both the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
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 down 3.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 8%.
Calavo Growers (CVGW) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 10.2% (-$2.77) to close at $24.41, as 218,660 shares moved. The stock traded between $24.10 and $27.18. The stock has been going in a negative direction over the last month, dropping $3.98 (-14%) from a price of $28.39 on May 3, 2012.
United-Guardian (UG) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 6.4% (+$1.43) to close at $23.63 with 8,851 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $21.55 to $23.92.
Nature's Sunshine Prod (NATR) declined 1.1% to close at $14.17, moving below its 50-day moving average of $14.32 and 200-day moving average of $15.32.
Seneca Foods (SENEA) rose 2.5% to close at $21.95, approaching its 50-day moving average of $23.30. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $24.34. Philip Morris International (PM) fell 1.1% to close at $81.91, moving down to 0.5% above its 200-day moving average of $81.48.
Diamond Foods (DMND) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $18.83 to fall below the previous low of $20.01.