The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 1.1%.
Tianli Agritech (OINK) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 7.5% (-11 cents) to close at $1.35, as 3,512 shares moved. The stock traded between $1.35 and $1.38. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping 31 cents (-18.7%) from $1.66 on March 15, 2012.
Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 5.7% (+$2.02) to close at $37.21 with 278,332 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $35.14 to $37.50. Shares are up, having risen $2.90 (8.5%) from a price of $34.31 on June 5, 2012.
Lifetime Brands (LCUT) rose 4.6% to close at $11.54, crossing its 50-day moving average of $11.33. Meanwhile, Ennis (EBF) dropped 3% to close at $14.35, moving below its 200-day moving average or $15.08.
Nu Skin (NUS) rose 2.7% to close at $44.13, approaching its 50-day moving average of $45.52. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $50.30. Sanderson Farms (SEB) fell 1.2% to close at $52.90, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $52.85. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $1966.19.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $43.76 to top the previous high of $43.13.
Diamond Foods (DMND) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $18.10 to fall below the previous low of $18.26.