The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 1.1%.
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. At the start of trading today, XLY was down 0.9% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 0.1%.
Cherokee (CHKE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 8.1%. The stock closed at $12.93 with 126,926 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $11.92 to $13. Share price is up $1.01 (8.5%) from $11.92 on May 15, 2012. Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) also gained today, climbing 57 cents (+6%) to close at $10.03.
Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 7.6% (-$1.33) to close at $16.14, as 76,766 shares moved. The stock traded between $15.75 and $18.20. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $3.40 (-17.4%) from a price of $19.54 on April 17, 2012.
True Religion Apparel (TRLG) fell 1.3% to close at $28.70, crossing its 50-day moving average of $28.39. Meanwhile, Helen of Troy (HELE) climbed 2.4% to close at $32.59, moving past its 200-day moving average of $32.13.
Navistar International Corporation (NAV) rose 7.3% to close at $27.83, approaching its 50-day moving average of $29.57. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $36.72. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) fell 0.8% to close at $54.08, moving down to 0.9% above its 200-day moving average of $53.57.
Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $34.92 to top the previous high of $34.44.
Acorn International (ATV) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $3.30 to fall below the previous low of $3.34.