The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.3%.
While being down today, the ETF, as a proxy for sector performance, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was down 0.7% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 0.8%.
JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 11.2% (-$2.03) to close at $16.05. 488,522 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $15.10 and $17. The stock has been on a downward trajectory over the last two months, dropping $2.78 (-14.8%) from a price of $18.83 on May 1, 2012.
Increasing 6.6% (+$1.11) to close at $17.84, Herman Miller (MLHR) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 790,165 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $16.45 to $17.99. The stock has lost momentum over the last three months, losing $4.84 (-21.3%) from $22.68 on April 2, 2012.
Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) fell 3% to close at $15.69, crossing its 50-day moving average of $16.03. Meanwhile, HNI (HNI) climbed 2.5% to close at $24.99, moving past its 200-day moving average of $24.94.
Tower International (TOWR) rose 5.5% to close at $10.34, approaching its 50-day moving average of $11.18. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $11.53. Gildan Activewear (SFLY) fell 2.1% to close at $26.63, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $25.98. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $28.63.
Williams Controls (WMCO) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $11.89 to top the previous high of $11.60.
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $42.85 to fall below the previous low of $43.51.