Clorox Stock Rises 2.8% to Lead Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector August 30th

At the close of trading, these stocks helped 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $70.63, up 82 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $69.81. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company provides of pediatric nutrition and related products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.57 (5.4%) from $66.24 to $69.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$4.85). It saw one of its worst periods between January 21, 2011 and February 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$4.10).

The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) was one of the top price gainers. It closed at $70.52, which is $1.89 (+2.8%) above the previous close of $68.63. Clorox Company manufactures consumer products that are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores and other retail outlets.

Stock Price Performance: From August 23, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.86 (4.3%) from $65.77 to $68.63. It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 12% (-$8.81). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 3, 2011 and May 13, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.1% (+$3.44).

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE) was among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares traded at $27.25, up 37 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $26.88. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. produces and distributes soft drinks to customers in the U.S, Canada and certain Caribbean islands.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.93 (-9.8%) from $29.81 to $26.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2010 and October 18, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.2% (+$1.80). It saw one of its worst periods between December 10, 2010 and December 22, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 3.6% (-92 cents).

Shares of Church & Dwight Co Inc. (NYSE:CHD) closed at $43.63, up 59 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $43.04. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company focuses its marketing efforts mainly on its eight ‘power brands.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.22 (8.1%) from $39.82 to $43.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 8, 2011 and August 15, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 13.7% (+$5.04). It saw one of its worst periods between October 20, 2010 and October 29, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.6% (-$1.22).

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $42.25, up $2.26 (+5.6%) from the previous close of $40. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.is a global direct selling company, which develops and distributes innovative, premium-quality personal care products and nutritional supplements that are sold under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.09 (8.4%) from $36.91 to $40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 12, 2011 when shares rose for 15 straight trading days, rising 29.6% (+$8.77). It saw one of its worst periods between March 24, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.2% (-93 cents).