The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 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 month. Entering today's trading, XLP was up 1.8% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 3.2%.
Increasing 10% (+53 cents) to close at $5.78, Reed's (REED) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 229,586 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $5.26 to $5.83.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 6.7% (-$1.23) to close at $17.08. 59,312 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $16.91 and $18.35. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing $1.62 (8.7%) from a price of $18.70 on July 19, 2012.
National Beverage (FIZZ) rose 2.7% to close at $14.69, crossing its 50-day moving average of $14.45. Meanwhile, SkyPeople Fruit Juice (SPU) dropped 5.9% to close at $1.59, moving below its 200-day moving average or $1.60.
The Andersons (ANDE) rose 1.6% to close at $37.40, approaching its 50-day moving average of $38.35. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $43.13. Herbalife (LWAY) fell 1.9% to close at $52.05, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $50.82. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $9.67.