During trading today, the S&P 500 dropped 1.3%, and the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 7.8% (-$1.81) to close at $21.32, as 12.1 million shares moved. The stock traded between $21.06 and $23.45.
Increasing 4.5% (+17 cents) to close at $3.99, Star Scientific (CIGX) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 1.7 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $3.85 to $4.04.
Seneca Foods (SENEA) declined 5.2% to close at $22.05, moving below its 50-day moving average of $23.06 and 200-day moving average of $24.29.
Tianli Agritech (OINK) rose 9.8% to close at $1.46, approaching its 50-day moving average of $1.54. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $1.62. United Natural Foods (SEB) fell 3.5% to close at $49.91, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $49.90. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $1965.88.