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)

  • Craft Brewers Alliance (NASDAQ:HOOK): The shares closed at $5.76, up $0.31, or 5.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $108.55 million. About the company: Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. operates breweries that offer a wide assortment of beers.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.13, up $0.2, or 5.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $885.81 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.
  • Schiff Nutrition Intl (NYSE:WNI): The shares closed at $12.15, up $0.55, or 4.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $353.41 million. About the company: Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements, and sports nutrition products. The Company markets its products in the United States and throughout the world.
  • The Boston Beer Co., Inc. (NYSE:SAM): The shares closed at $78.98, up $3.44, or 4.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.04 billion. About the company: The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces a variety of craft-brewed beers and cider products at various contract breweries and Company-owned breweries. The Company sells its products under brand names such as Boston Beer Company, Oregon Beer and Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, and HardCore. Boston Beer sells its products to a network of wholesale distributors.
  • Embotelladora Andina SA (NYSE:AKO.A): The shares closed at $20.73, up $0.75, or 3.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.63 billion.

Losers (% price change)

  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $10.07, down $1.15, or 10.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $148.44 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 $5.04, down $0.45, or 8.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $133.09 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.
  • Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCUT): The shares closed at $10.44, down $0.62, or 5.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $126.15 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.
  • Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI): The shares closed at $7.99, down $0.42, or 4.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $113.40 million. About the company: Cadiz Inc. develops and manages water and agricultural resources in California. The Company’s portfolio of assets encompasses landholdings with groundwater resources and water storage availability, agricultural properties with water rights, and contractual water rights. Cadiz also holds technologies for water conservation, reclamation, production, and conveyance.
  • Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED): The shares closed at $15.91, down $0.67, or 4.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $245.81 million. About the company: Medifast, Inc. combines physician-supervised weight loss programs with nutritional supplements and multidisciplinary patient education programs. The Company provides an Internet-based physician and medical practitioner network to consumers. Medifast also provides a corporate wellness program for large corporations, associations, and their health insurance carriers.

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

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