On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.8%, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change.
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Central European Distribution (CEDC) was a major loser in the sector, falling 10.7% (-38 cents) to close at $3.17 with 3.2 million shares moving. The stock traded between $3.15 and $3.53. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $1.43 (-31.1%) from a price of $4.60 on March 8, 2012.
Synutra International (SYUT) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 8.9%. The stock closed at $5.13 with 28,585 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $4.65 to $5.15. The stock has been decreasing in the last two months, down 77 cents (-13.1%) from a price of $5.90 on April 5, 2012.
TreeHouse Foods (THS) declined 1.3% to close at $57.81, moving below its 50-day moving average of $57.26 and 200-day moving average of $58.91.
Diamond Foods (DMND) rose 6.5% to close at $20.45, approaching its 50-day moving average of $21.90. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $29.49. Alico (BTH) fell 3% to close at $23.46, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $23.43. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $69.23.
United Natural Foods (UNFI) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $53.99 to top the previous high of $51.92.