The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 0.1%.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 1.8% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 was up 1%.
Increasing 9.4% (+83 cents) to close at $9.64, Tower International (TOWR) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 34,303 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $8.80 to $9.65. The stock has fallen over the last three months, dropping $2.33 (-19.5%) from $11.97 on May 22, 2012.
Qualstar Corporation (QBAK) was a major loser in the sector, falling 6.8% (-12 cents) to close at $1.70 with 27,182 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $1.65 to $1.80.
LRAD Corporation (LRAD) fell 4.8% to close at $1.18, crossing its 50-day moving average of $1.20. Meanwhile, Polo Ralph Lauren (RL) climbed 4.8% to close at $159.79, moving past its 200-day moving average of $154.62.
Under Armour (UA) rose 2.2% to close at $57.73, approaching its 50-day moving average of $62.13. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $82.45.
Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $52.75 to top the previous high of $50.69.