5 Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Rapidly Changing Hands This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector.

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Shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 4.6 million shares trading hands at $63.50(-14 cents), making up a dollar volume of $291.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 2, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.63 (4.3%) from $60.87 to $63.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 7.6% (-$4.91).

Shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $420.6 million, based on a current price of $70.90 (+45 cents) and 5.9 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.91 (7.6%) from $64.95 to $69.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$3.82). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.9% (-$1.94).

Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) have a dollar volume of $304.7 million based on a current price of $69.70(+38 cents) and 4.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.93 (4.4%) from $67.19 to $70.12. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 10, 2011 and February 24, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.3% (+$3.06). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.5% (-$3.91).

Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.6 million shares trading hands at $64.56(+13 cents), making up a dollar volume of $164.6 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.25 (-7.5%) from $69.77 to $64.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 10, 2011 and August 17, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$4.30). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.6% (-$2.52).

Shares of Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $162.4 million, based on a current price of $34.90 (-13 cents) and 4.7 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen 94 cents (2.8%) from $33.77 to $34.71. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5% (+$1.72). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 2.7% (-93 cents).

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