5 Consumer Staple Stocks Traders are Buying as Markets Crash: BUD, ECL, TSN, NWL, TUP

Through early trading on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, these stocks are helping the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $52.74, up 3 cents (+0.4%) from the previous close of $52.56. Anheuser-Busch InBev is engaged in the business of brewer and consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.92 (-10.1%) from $58.90 to $52.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.4% (+$2.43). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-$4.77).

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $48.23, up 14 cents (+0.3%) from the previous close of $48.07. Ecolab develops and markets cleaning and sanitizing products and programs, pest elimination, maintenance, and repair services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to October 3, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.24 (-14.6%) from $56.31 to $48.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 19, 2011 and August 31, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 20.4% (+$9.04). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 8.8% (-$4.65).

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $16.76, up 18 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $16.68. Tyson Foods and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.63 (-8.6%) from $18.99 to $17.36. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$1.24). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$1.17).

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $11.21, up one cent (+0.6%) from the previous close of $11.14. Newell Rubbermaid markets consumer and commercial products, including housewares, hardware, and home furnishings.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.10 (-25.7%) from $15.97 to $11.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 13, 2010 and December 21, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.8% (+83 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 12.6% (-$1.65).

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $51.17, up 47 cents (+0.3%) from the previous close of $51.02. Tupperware Brands is engaged in the manufacture and sale of storage solutions for the kitchen and household.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $16.99 (-24%) from $70.73 to $53.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$4.37). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.86).

 

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