On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.1%, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. At the start of trading today, XLP was up 2.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 4.8%.
Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 13%. The stock closed at $44.02 with 1.4 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $41.08 to $47.50. Over the last three months, the stock has gained $8.95 (25.5%) from a price of $35.07 on May 14, 2012.
Monster Beverage (MNST) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 9.7% (-$6.57) to close at $61.20, as 10.8 million shares moved. The stock traded between $60.98 and $64.22.
Diamond Foods (DMND) rose 5.6% to close at $18.56, cross its 50-day moving average of $17.68 and 200-day moving average of $22.28. Nature's Sunshine Prod (NATR) declined 6.5% to close at $14.44, moving below its 50-day moving average of $15.34 and 200-day moving average of $15.17.
Nu Skin (NUS) rose 6.2% to close at $44.58, approaching its 50-day moving average of $46.61. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $49.11. Calavo Growers (CHD) fell 3% to close at $26.55, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $26.27. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $51.89.
TreeHouse Foods (THS) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $46.15 to fall below the previous low of $50.70.