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)

  • Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF): The shares closed at $9.37, up $0.28, or 3.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.72 billion. About the company: Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company that produces a full line of Company-branded and private label dairy and dairy-related products. The Company provides products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, half and half, whipping cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, dips, and soy milk. Dean Foods also supplies pickles, juice, juice drinks, and water.
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEET): The shares closed at $57.42, up $1.69, or 3.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $741.29 million. About the company: Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. markets fresh roasted whole bean coffee. The Company distributes its products through specialty grocery and gourmet food stores, mail order, and office and restaurant accounts.
  • Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH): The shares closed at $57.92, up $1.67, or 2.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $477.92 million. About the company: Blyth, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of candles and home fragrance products in the United States. The Company’s products include scented candles, outdoor lighting products, potpourri, and environmental fragrance products. Blyth also markets related candle accessories and decorative seasonal products.
  • Feihe International Inc (NYSE:ADY): The shares closed at $5.00, up $0.14, or 2.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $111.70 million. About the company: Feihe International, Inc. is a producer and distributor of premium infant formula, milk powder, and soybean, rice and walnut products in the People’s Republic of China.
  • The Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL): The shares closed at $91.67, up $1.87, or 2.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $17.78 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI): The shares closed at $7.24, down $0.75, or 9.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.76 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.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.04, down $0.35, or 7.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $866.51 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.
  • Grupo Casa Saba, S.A (NYSE:SAB): The shares closed at $9.75, down $0.72, or 6.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $244.40 million. About the company: Grupo Casa Saba SAB de C.V. distributes pharmaceutical products, health and beauty aids, and non-perishable foods. The Company distributes its products to pharmacies, mass merchandisers, and other specialized channels throughout Mexico.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.41, down $0.47, or 6.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $466.22 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 $5.09, down $0.35, or 6.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $291.66 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.

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

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