While the S&P 500 grew 1.1%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
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The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 2.6% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 3%.
Increasing 9.1% (+$2.27) to close at $27.15, Gildan Activewear (GIL) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 1.6 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $25.38 to $27.18. Shares are up, having risen $2.85 (11.7%) from a price of $24.30 on June 5, 2012.
Natuzzi (NTZ) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 7.5% (-23 cents) to close at $2.82, as 12,445 shares moved. The stock traded between $2.75 and $3.07.
Perry Ellis International (PERY) rose 4.6% to close at $18.41, cross its 50-day moving average of $18.19 and 200-day moving average of $17.59. Westport Innovations (WPRT) declined 1.4% to close at $29.40, moving below its 50-day moving average of $27.69 and 200-day moving average of $33.89.
Brunswick Corporation (BC) rose 4.1% to close at $21.05, approaching its 50-day moving average of $22.87. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $22.19. Charles & Colvard (CTHR) fell 3.9% to close at $3.68, moving down to 1.8% above its 200-day moving average of $3.61.