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)

  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.27, up $0.32, or 8.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $915.84 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.
  • Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR (NYSE:GMK): The shares closed at $7.08, up $0.33, or 4.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $997.66 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.
  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $5.32, up $0.16, or 3.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $304.84 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM): The shares closed at $47.50, up $1.36, or 2.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.05 billion. About the company: Sanderson Farms, Inc. produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh and frozen chicken products. The Company also processes, markets, and distributes processed and prepared food items. Sanderson Farms sells its chicken, primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name, to retailers, distributors, and fast food operators in the southeastern, southwestern, and western United States.
  • Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD): The shares closed at $19.50, up $0.37, or 1.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.19 billion. About the company: Smithfield Foods, Inc. processes pork and produces hogs through its meat processing and hog production groups. The Company also produces and markets a range of branded food products such as frozen barbecues and chilies, peanuts, and pork products. Smithfield’s products are sold on a wholesale basis, through catalogs, through its retail stores, and via the Internet.

Losers (% price change)

  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $10.53, down $0.69, or 6.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $155.22 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.
  • Landec Corporation (NASDAQ:LNDC): The shares closed at $5.32, down $0.32, or 5.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $140.48 million. About the company: Landec Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells temperature activated and other specialty polymer products for a variety of food packaging, industrial, agricultural, and medical applications. The Company’s products are based on its Intelimer polymers, which differ from other polymers in that they can be customized to abruptly change their physical characteristics.
  • Alico, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALCO): The shares closed at $19.64, down $1.13, or 5.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $144.36 million. About the company: Alico, Inc. is involved in various agribusiness activities and operations, including citrus fruit production, cattle ranching, sugarcane and sod production, and forestry. The Company also leases land for farming, cattle grazing, recreation, and oil exploration. Alico conducts operations in central and southwest Florida.
  • Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ): The shares closed at $9.47, down $0.52, or 5.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.56 billion. About the company: Cosan Limited produces ethanol and sugar. The Company operates mills, refineries, port facilities and numerous warehouses throughout Brazil.
  • Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB): The shares closed at $1,801.99, down $98.81, or 5.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.19 billion. About the company: Seaboard Corporation is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company that primarily produces and processes domestic pork and ships cargo. The Company also merchandises commodities, mills flour and feed, farms produce, produces sugar, and generates electric power overseas.

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

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