During trading today, both the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
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The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 0.2% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 2%.
Rocky Brands (RCKY) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 11.6% (-$1.61) to close at $12.21. 61,880 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $12 to $12.75. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $2.09 (-14.6%) from $14.30 on April 27, 2012.
Tempur-Pedic International (TPX) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9.4% (+$2.56) to close at $29.67 with 8.5 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $28.98 to $31.63.
WABCO Holdings (WBC) rose 3.4% to close at $50.89, cross its 50-day moving average of $50.73 and 200-day moving average of $53.64. Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) declined 1.6% to close at $21, moving below its 50-day moving average of $20.91 and 200-day moving average of $22.69.
Shutterfly (CTB) fell 1.8% to close at $29.99, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $29.23. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $15.72. Avid Technology (AVID) rose 4.1% to close at $7.29, approaching its 50-day moving average of $7.39. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $8.54.