While the S&P 500 grew 0.7%, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little movement during trading today.
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. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 2.9% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 3.4%.
Perry Ellis International (PERY) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 15.6% (-$3.47) to close at $18.80. 481,153 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $17.76 and $19.11. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $1.37 (-6.8%) from a price of $20.17 on June 19, 2012.
Vera Bradley (VRA) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 6.6% (+$1.64) to close at $26.56 with 424,331 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $24.81 to $26.77. Shares have been on an upward trajectory over the past month, rising $5.97 (29%) from a price of $20.59 on July 18, 2012.
Highpower International (HPJ) fell 4.9% to close at $1.03, crossing its 50-day moving average of $1.04. Meanwhile, Cascade Corporation (CASC) climbed 6% to close at $49.91, moving past its 200-day moving average of $48.82.
Helen of Troy (HELE) rose 2.6% to close at $30.98, approaching its 50-day moving average of $31.14. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $32.20. Maidenform Brands (COLM) fell 1.7% to close at $21.47, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $20.88. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $49.78.
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $59.84 to top the previous high of $58.27.
Chromcraft Revington (CRC) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting 80 cents to fall below the previous low of 91 cents.