While the S&P 500 grew 0.3%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 5.2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 6.5%.
Smith \x26 Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 7% (+58 cents) to close at $8.88 with 3.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $8.18 to $8.90. Avid Technology (AVID) also gained today, climbing 41 cents (+5.5%) to close at $7.84.
Vera Bradley (VRA) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 6.4% (-$1.35) to close at $19.73, as 1.8 million shares moved. The stock traded between $19.26 and $21.25.
Delta Apparel (DLA) rose 6.2% to close at $14.51, cross its 50-day moving average of $14.19 and 200-day moving average of $15.74. Navistar International Corporation (NAV) declined 4.5% to close at $27.09, moving below its 50-day moving average of $27.98 and 200-day moving average of $35.51.
WABCO Holdings (UA) fell 1.5% to close at $52.16, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $52.07. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $91.00. PVH (PVH) rose 1.3% to close at $78.81, approaching its 50-day moving average of $79.35. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $80.63.