During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.3%.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked farther from the overall market today than over the past week. As trading began today, XLP was up 1% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%.
S\x26W Seed Company (SANW) was a major loser in the sector, falling 5.1% (-28 cents) to close at $5.23 with 38,549 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $5.21 to $5.54.
Embotelladora Andina (AKO.B) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 3.9%. The stock closed at $32.30 with 4,523 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $31.24 to $32.30. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $2.24 (-6.5%) from $34.54 on April 2, 2012.
Omega Protein Corporation (OME) fell 3.5% to close at $7.22, crossing its 50-day moving average of $6.69. Meanwhile, Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) climbed 1.9% to close at $23.30, moving past its 200-day moving average of $23.09.
Peet's Coffee & Tea (PEET) rose 2.2% to close at $57.30, approaching its 50-day moving average of $61.23. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $64.44. The Female Health Company (SBUX) fell 3.8% to close at $5.63, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $5.61. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $51.75.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $17.10 to top the previous high of $16.48.
Diamond Foods (DMND) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $17.02 to fall below the previous low of $17.32.