Published July 17, 2012
On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.7%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 0.8% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 1.7%.
SRS Labs (SRSL) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 10.7% (-92 cents) to close at $7.69, as 64,448 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $7.61 to $8.49. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $1.62 (-17.4%) from a price of $9.31 on April 19, 2012.
Mattel (MAT) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 9.7%. The stock closed at $34.05 with 13.1 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $33.19 to $34.59. Shares are up over the last two months, having risen $2.98 (9.6%) from a price of $31.07 on May 17, 2012.
Tenneco (TEN) rose 2.4% to close at $26.88, cross its 50-day moving average of $26.78 and 200-day moving average of $31.35. Select Comfort (SCSS) declined 8.6% to close at $21.12, moving below its 50-day moving average of $22.40 and 200-day moving average of $26.06.
Navistar International Corporation (NAV) rose 4.7% to close at $24.18, approaching its 50-day moving average of $26.47. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $34.31. Xerium Technologies (RGR) fell 3.9% to close at $3.46, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $3.37. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $42.07.
Sony Corporation (SNE) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $12.04 to fall below the previous low of $12.39.