Consumer Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 21st

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Consumer Cyclical (NYSE:XLY) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Harman Intl. Industries (NYSE:HAR): The shares closed at $43.00, up $7.33, or 20.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.01 billion. About the company: Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, manufactures, and markets audio and electronic systems. The Company’s Automotive segment designs, manufactures and markets audio, electronic and infotainment systems for vehicle applications and its Consumer segment designs, manufactures and markets audio and electronic systems for home, mobile and multimedia applications.
  • Marine Products Corp. (NYSE:MPX): The shares closed at $4.97, up $0.66, or 15.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $185.94 million. About the company: Marine Products Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Chaparral, designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats. The Company markets its products in the sportboat, deck boat, and cruiser markets.
  • Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS): The shares closed at $21.57, up $2.15, or 11.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.21 billion. About the company: Select Comfort Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a line of air bed mattresses with adjustable firmness, as well as foundations and accessories. The Company’s products are sold through retail stores located across the United States and through its national direct marketing operations.
  • Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK): The shares closed at $19.90, up $1.5, or 8.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.81 billion. About the company: Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures and markets fire and emergency apparatuses and specialty commercial and military trucks. The Company provides products such as pumpers, aerial and ladder trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, snow removal vehicles, refuse truck bodies, and concrete mixers.
  • Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX): The shares closed at $29.42, up $2.21, or 8.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.21 billion. About the company: Gentex Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets products that use electro-optic technology. The Company’s product lines include automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and fire protection products. Gentex’s Night Vision Safety Mirror automatically darkens to the degree required to eliminate rearview headlight glare. The Company sells its products around the world.

Losers (% price change)

  • Natuzzi, S.p.A (NYSE:NTZ): The shares closed at $2.77, down $0.23, or 7.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.79 million. About the company: Natuzzi S.p.A., designs and manufactures furniture. The Company’s products include sofas, tables. Lamps, rugs, dining tables and chairs, wall unites, and accessories. Natuzzi offers its products worldwide.
  • Universal Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:UEIC): The shares closed at $18.05, down $0.43, or 2.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $269.98 million. About the company: Universal Electronics Inc. manufactures and markets preprogrammed universal wireless remote controls, wireless keyboards, and gaming controls principally for home video and audio entertainment equipment. The Company sells and licenses its devices and proprietary technologies worldwide to OEM’s, private label manufacturers and companies involved in the cable and satellite industries.
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE:RGR): The shares closed at $28.55, down $0.66, or 2.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $539.88 million. About the company: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells firearms and precision metal investment castings. The company’s firearms products include rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers. The Company’s titanium and ferrous investment castings are utilized in the production for a wide variety of markets including golf clubs and sporting goods, commercial, and military.
  • Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL): The shares closed at $29.39, down $0.33, or 1.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.42 billion. About the company: Pool Corporation is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company’s inventory includes a diverse range of products, from construction materials, replacement parts and fencing to pool care products and spas.
  • The Eastern Company (AMEX:EML): The shares closed at $18.60, down $0.19, or 1.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $114.73 million. About the company: The Eastern Company manufactures and markets a variety of locks and other specialty industrial hardware. The Company primarily offers locks and latches for truck bodies, computers, office equipment, and various applications for the electrical, automotive, and construction industries.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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