The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 2%.
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 while the S&P 500 climbed 1.9%.
Westport Innovations (WPRT) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 12.9%. The stock closed at $39.04 with 2.1 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $36.06 to $39.50. Similarly, Cascade Corporation (CASC) gained today, increasing $2.49 (+5.4%) to close at $48.49.
Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) declined 1.8% to close at $4.38, moving below its 50-day moving average of $4.31 and 200-day moving average of $6.40.
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) rose 4% to close at $41.82, approaching its 50-day moving average of $45.44. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $61.14. Joe's Jeans (JOEZ) fell 1.9% to close at $1.02, moving down to 0.8% above its 200-day moving average of $1.01.
Ballantyne Strong (BTN) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 8.6% (-47 cents) to close at $5.01. 362,992 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $4.92 and $5.49. The stock is down over the last two months, having fallen $1.17 (-18.9%) from a price of $6.18 on June 6, 2012.
Gildan Activewear (GIL) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $30.07 to top the previous high of $29.49.
Sorl Auto Parts (SORL) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $1.98 to fall below the previous low of $2.01.