The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.7%.
Central European Distribution (CEDC) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9% (+27 cents) to close at $3.26 with 1.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $2.91 to $3.26. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $1.44 (-30.6%) from $4.70 on May 3, 2012.
Estee Lauder Cos (EL) declined 2.7% to close at $52.38, moving below its 50-day moving average of $53.55 and 200-day moving average of $60.01. Revlon (REV) rose 7.2% to close at $14.55, crossing its 50-day moving average of $14.38.
The Hain Celestial Group (SAM) fell 2% to close at $55.69, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $54.90. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $106.83.
Seneca Foods (SENEA) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 5.3% (-$1.39) to close at $24.68, as 9,956 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $24.61 to $26.54. The stock has been on an upward trajectory over the last two months, increasing $3.26 (15.2%) from a price of $21.42 on June 1, 2012.
Inventure Foods (SNAK) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $7.74 to top the previous high of $7.54.