Published August 30, 2012
During trading today, the Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.7%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLY was up 4.6% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 2.1%.
Increasing 13.6% (+3 cents) to close at 25 cents, Lizhan Environmental Corporation (LZEN) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 32,552 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of 22 cents to 25 cents.
Digital Ally (DGLY) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 10.5% (-63 cents) to close at $5.36, as 4,603 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $5.28 to $5.99.
Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) rose 3.8% to close at $12.02, cross its 50-day moving average of $11.60 and 200-day moving average of $10.23. Vera Bradley (VRA) declined 8.8% to close at $21.53, moving below its 50-day moving average of $23.36 and 200-day moving average of $26.08.
Arctic Cat (MGA) fell 3.3% to close at $43.01, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $42.01. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $42.27. Charles & Colvard (CTHR) rose 1.1% to close at $3.64, approaching its 50-day moving average of $3.66. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $3.79.
Oxford Industries (OXM) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $54.89 to top the previous high of $52.78.