The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 0.2% during trading today.
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As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 5.5%.
Monster Beverage (MNST) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 11.3% (-$6.93) to close at $54.27, as 11.7 million shares moved. The stock traded between $53.53 and $58.45.
Increasing 7.2% (+$1.28) to close at $18.98, United-Guardian (UG) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 10,598 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $17.59 to $18.98.
Coca-Cola HBC (CCH) rose 2.7% to close at $17.72, cross its 50-day moving average of $17.32 and 200-day moving average of $17.69. Synutra International (SYUT) declined 5.6% to close at $5.35, moving below its 50-day moving average of $5.67 and 200-day moving average of $5.59.
Smithfield Foods (SFD) rose 2.6% to close at $18.89, approaching its 50-day moving average of $19.08. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $20.78.