The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.7%.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 2.8% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 1.7%.
Tofutti Brands (TOF) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 8.2% (-14 cents) to close at $1.56, as 1,400 shares moved. The stock traded between $1.52 and $1.70.
Adecoagro (AGRO) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 4.4% (+42 cents) to close at $9.95 with 57,508 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $9.61 to $10.01. Share price climbed over the last three months, now up $1.28 (14.8%) from $8.67 on April 19, 2012.
Avon Products (AVP) rose 3.9% to close at $16.45, crossing its 50-day moving average of $16.00. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) dropped 4.6% to close at $16.85, moving below its 200-day moving average or $17.78.
Owens Corning (OC) rose 1.8% to close at $28.51, approaching its 50-day moving average of $28.62. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $31.19. JM Smucker (NATR) fell 0.9% to close at $75.98, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $75.72. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $15.21.
Coca-Cola Bottling (COKE) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $66.92 to top the previous high of $66.90.
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $37.56 to fall below the previous low of $38.07.