The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.9%.
While being down today, the ETF, as a proxy for sector performance, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 2.4% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 0.7%.
Dole Food Company (DOLE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 14.9%. The stock closed at $10.15 with 3.3 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $9.28 to $10.55. Share price is up, having risen $1.51 (17.5%) from $8.64 on June 20, 2012.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 9.6% (-$1.80) to close at $16.90, as 113,627 shares moved. The stock traded between $16.89 and $18.65. The stock has risen $3.02 (21.8%) over the last three months from a price of $13.88 on April 24, 2012.
Avon Products (AVP) declined 5.3% to close at $15.73, moving below its 50-day moving average of $15.97 and 200-day moving average of $18.11. Central European Distribution (CEDC) rose 3.5% to close at $3.21, crossing its 50-day moving average of $3.16.
Overhill Farms (OFI) rose 2% to close at $4.03, approaching its 50-day moving average of $4.10. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $4.23.
Inventure Foods (SNAK) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $7.34 to top the previous high of $7.18.
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $36.61 to fall below the previous low of $37.42.