On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.7%, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change.
Dole Food Company (DOLE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 5.3%. The stock closed at $9.42 with 621,338 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $8.93 to $9.44. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up 91 cents (10.7%) from a price of $8.51 on June 26, 2012.
Limoneira Company (LMNR) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 4.4% (-83 cents) to close at $18, as 27,303 shares moved. The stock traded between $17.65 and $18.50. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $2.95 (19.6%) from a price of $15.05 on June 4, 2012.
JM Smucker (SJM) declined 0.5% to close at $76.02, moving below its 50-day moving average of $75.99 and 200-day moving average of $77.28. Calavo Growers (CVGW) rose 2.9% to close at $26.06, crossing its 50-day moving average of $25.91.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) rose 5% to close at $22.48, approaching its 50-day moving average of $23.18. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $42.40. CHS (CHSCP) fell 3.2% to close at $30.50, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $30.23. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $29.85.
Boston Beer (SAM) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $127.38 to top the previous high of $123.87.