Published June 20, 2012
During trading today, both the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Going into trading today, the S&P 500 was up 2.6% over the last seven trading days, but XLY was up 3.5%.
La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 12.6% (-$1.66) to close at $11.47, as 3.2 million shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $11.30 to $12.82. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $3.15 (-21.5%) from $14.62 on March 23, 2012.
Smith \x26 Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) rose 5.2% to close at $7.23, cross its 50-day moving average of $6.92 and 200-day moving average of $6.07. Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) declined 11.5% to close at $19.66, moving below its 50-day moving average of $22.13 and 200-day moving average of $23.07.
Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR) rose 3.9% to close at $38.49, approaching its 50-day moving average of $41.78. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $41.84. Vera Bradley (CLC) fell 2.5% to close at $23.79, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $23.37. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $49.46.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 5.3% (+$1.69) to close at $33.78 with 3.4 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $33.21 to $34.50. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $5.01 (17.4%) from a price of $28.77 on May 21, 2012.
Skechers USA (SKX) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $21.50 to top the previous high of $21.47.
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $46.86 to fall below the previous low of $47.01.