Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $7.30, up $0.71, or 10.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $530.95 million. About the company: Central European Distribution Corporation(NASDAQ:CEDC) produces and distributes branded vodka on a nationwide basis in Poland. The Company also imports beer, wine, and spirits. CEDC operates regional distribution centers in major urban areas throughout Poland.
  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $5.16, up $0.42, or 8.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $295.67 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • (): The shares closed at $9.50, up $0.69, or 7.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.13 billion.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $3.95, up $0.26, or 7.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $847.20 million. About the company: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation produces prepared and fresh chicken products in the United States and Mexico. Through vertical integration, the Company controls the breeding, hatching, and growing of chickens and the processing, preparation, and packaging of its product lines. Pilgrim’s Pride exports its products to Canada, Eastern Europe, the Far East, and other world markets.
  • Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCUT): The shares closed at $9.70, up $0.47, or 5.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.20 million. About the company: Lifetime Brands, Inc. designs, markets, and distributes household cutlery, kitchenware, cutting boards, and bakeware. The Company markets its products under its own tradenames and licensed tradenames. Lifetime Brand’s products are distributed through retailers in the United States.

Losers (% price change)

  • Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR): The shares closed at $96.39, down $7.49, or 7.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $14.76 billion. About the company: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. roasts Arabica coffees and offers various coffee selections. The Company’s products include single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees sold under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brand. Green Mountain serves offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and operates a direct mail business.
  • Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF): The shares closed at $55.86, down $1.75, or 3.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.61 billion. About the company: Herbalife Ltd. is a network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement and personal care products. The Company sells its products globally through a network of independent distributors. Herbalife also sells literature and promotional materials.
  • Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR (NYSE:GMK): The shares closed at $6.75, down $0.21, or 3.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $951.16 million. About the company: Gruma S.A.B., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets corn flour, tortillas, wheat flour, and bread. The Company operates in Mexico, the United States, Central America, Venezuela, and Europe. Brand names include Mission, Guerrero, Tortirica, and Breddy.
  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $10.93, down $0.29, or 2.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.12 million. About the company: Libbey Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets glass tableware, which is used by foodservice, industrial, premium, and retail customers around the world. The Company also provides ceramic dinnerware and metal flatware to foodservice users in the United States. In addition, Libbey is the exclusive distributor of Vitrocrisa glass tableware products in the United States and Canada.
  • The Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL): The shares closed at $88.94, down $1.96, or 2.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $17.34 billion. About the company: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in countries and territories around the world.

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

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