On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.8%, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change.
PURE Bioscience (PURE) declined 18.6% to close at 35 cents, moving below its 50-day moving average of 32 cents and 200-day moving average of 36 cents. Limoneira Company (LMNR) rose 4.3% to close at $15.34, cross its 50-day moving average of $15.24 and 200-day moving average of $16.58.
Hershey (STKL) fell 0.1% to close at $69.50, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $67.80. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $5.40.
Lifeway Foods (LWAY) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 6.8%. The stock closed at $10.24 with 48,615 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $9.49 to $10.25. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $1.70 (19.9%) from a price of $8.54 on April 25, 2012.
Tofutti Brands (TOF) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 6.4% (-11 cents) to close at $1.61, as 19,735 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $1.58 to $1.80.
Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $88.72 to top the previous high of $87.82.
Origin Agritech (SEED) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $1.36 to fall below the previous low of $1.48.