During trading today, both the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) 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 week. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 0.1% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -0.5%.
China Zenix Auto International (ZX) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 10% (-33 cents) to close at $2.96, as 12,817 shares moved. The stock traded between $2.77 and $3.27. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed 55 cents (22.8%) from a price of $2.41 on June 28, 2012.
Skullcandy (SKUL) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 8.3%. The stock closed at $15.86 with 587,957 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $14.56 to $16. Share price is up, having risen $1.76 (12.5%) from $14.10 on July 27, 2012.
Accuride Corporation (ACW) declined 6.6% to close at $5.35, moving below its 50-day moving average of $5.59 and 200-day moving average of $6.48. Perry Ellis International (PERY) rose 1.6% to close at $19.81, crossing its 50-day moving average of $19.50.
Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN) rose 1.6% to close at $28.70, approaching its 50-day moving average of $31.25. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $31.34. Vera Bradley (BC) fell 4.9% to close at $23.32, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $23.28. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $22.64.
Movado Group (MOV) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $30.69 to top the previous high of $29.97.