Anheuser-Busch InBev and 4 Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Getting Drop Kicked This Afternoon: BUD, HSY, DPS, NWL, FLO

Through most of the trading day on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector. 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 one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $53.41, down 30 cents (-0.6%) from the previous close of $53.73. Anheuser-Busch InBev is engaged in the business of brewer and consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.38 (-6.1%) from $55.14 to $51.76. 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).

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $59.59, down 31 cents (-0.5%) from the previous close of $59.91. Hershey manufactures chocolate and confectionery products, food and beverage enhancers and gum and mint refreshment products.

Stock Price Performance: From August 12, 2011, to October 10, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.40 (7.9%) from $55.51 to $59.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.4% (+$3.37). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 3.2% (-$1.83).

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $38.95, which is 30 cents (-0.7%) below the previous close of $39.24. Dr Pepper Snapple Group manufactures and distributes flavored carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages in North America.

Stock Price Performance: From September 12, 2011, to October 10, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.72 (7.4%) from $36.52 to $39.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 6, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.3% (+$2.90). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 8.5% (-$3.44).

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) stocks are trading at $12.44. This is 3 cents (-0.5%) below the previous close of $12.50, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Newell Rubbermaid markets consumer and commercial products, including housewares, hardware, and home furnishings.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to October 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.90 (-19.2%) from $15.10 to $12.20. 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).

Shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) are trading at $19.71, down 11 cents (-0.6%) from the previous close of $19.84. Flowers Foods is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. It consists of two business segments: direct-store-delivery and warehouse delivery.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to October 10, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.94 (-12.9%) from $22.78 to $19.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 20, 2011 and May 31, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.5% (+95 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.6% (-$1.04).

 

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