During trading today, both the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, XLY was down 0.3% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.8%.
Helen of Troy (HELE) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 13.5% (-$4.59) to close at $29.44. 665,403 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $29.20 and $31.50. The stock has seen some negative movement recently as shares are down $4.56 (-13.4%) from a price of $34 on July 2, 2012.
Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) fell 9.7% to close at $15.46, crossing its 50-day moving average of $16.07. Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson (HOG) climbed 3.1% to close at $47.09, moving past its 200-day moving average of $46.38.
VF (VFC) rose 2.4% to close at $137.24, approaching its 50-day moving average of $138.31. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $140.87. Toyota Motor Corporation (HNI) fell 2.2% to close at $77.59, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $77.56. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $25.06.
Wolverine World Wide (WWW) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 6.9%. The stock closed at $40.97 with 3.4 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $38.50 to $41.69. Share price is up, having risen 25 cents (0.6%) from $40.72 on June 8, 2012.
Sypris Solutions (SYPR) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $7.65 to top the previous high of $7.63.
Visteon Corporation (VC) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $33.14 to fall below the previous low of $34.93.