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 month. At the start of trading today, XLY was up 4.8% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 2.8%.
Orion Energy Systems (OESX) was a major loser in the sector, falling 12.8% (-23 cents) to close at $1.57 with 157,756 shares moving. The stock traded between $1.50 and $1.80. The share price has been sliding in the last month, down 66 cents (-29.6%) from $2.23 on July 31, 2012.
Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 8.5% (+91 cents) to close at $11.58 with 33,086 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $11.05 to $11.59. Share price is up 67 cents (5.5%) from $12.25 on July 31, 2012.
Vera Bradley (VRA) rose 2.6% to close at $23.62, cross its 50-day moving average of $23.32 and 200-day moving average of $26.13. Dana Holding Corporation (DAN) climbed 3.1% to close at $13.88, moving past its 200-day moving average of $13.67.
Gildan Activewear (CHKE) fell 3.6% to close at $30.70, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $29.92. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $12.71.
Oxford Industries (OXM) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $52.78 to top the previous high of $52.64.