Published July 06, 2012
During trading today, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 1%.
Jamba (JMBA) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9.9% (+22 cents) to close at $2.45 with 2.8 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $2.20 to $2.47. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY) and Diamond Foods (DMND), in the same sector, also saw major gains today.
Smithfield Foods (SFD) declined 3.1% to close at $20.08, moving below its 50-day moving average of $20.35 and 200-day moving average of $21.61.
Staples (SPLS) rose 0.4% to close at $13.22, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $14.55. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (LMNR) fell 1.7% to close at $37.78, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $37.67. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $16.54.
Tejon Ranch Company (TRC) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 3.2% (-93 cents) to close at $28.59, as 41,055 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $28.19 to $29.26. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $1.35 (5%) from a price of $27.24 on June 6, 2012.