Published August 13, 2012
During trading today, both the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, XLP was up 0.8% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed 3.7%.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 9.7%. The stock closed at $13.46 with 155,893 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $12.51 to $13.82. Share price is up $1.32 (10.8%) from $12.15 on July 13, 2012.
Craft Brew Alliance (BREW) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 6.4% (-52 cents) to close at $7.59, as 30,969 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $7.54 to $8.12.
Cott Corporation (COT) rose 1.8% to close at $8.42, cross its 50-day moving average of $8.33 and 200-day moving average of $7.39. Avon Products (AVP) declined 2.6% to close at $15.85, moving below its 50-day moving average of $15.72 and 200-day moving average of $17.69.
National Beverage (FIZZ) rose 1.8% to close at $14.35, approaching its 50-day moving average of $14.50. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $15.03. John B. Sanfilippo & Son (LMNR) fell 4.4% to close at $17.87, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $17.65. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $16.69.