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)

  • Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): The shares closed at $87.30, up $9.07, or 11.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.92 billion. About the company: Diamond Foods, Inc. is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts.
  • Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV): The shares closed at $13.58, up $1.01, or 8.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $708.55 million. About the company: Revlon, Inc. provides cosmetics and skin care, fragrance, personal care products, and hair and nail care products. The Company’s products are for use by professional salons and consumers worldwide. Revlon’s products are marketed under brand names such as Revlon, Colorstay, Ultima II, Charlie, Mitchum, and American Crew.
  • Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI): The shares closed at $9.89, up $0.66, or 7.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $140.37 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.
  • Hansen Natural Corp. (NASDAQ:HANS): The shares closed at $92.11, up $4.16, or 4.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.16 billion. About the company: Hansen Natural Corporation markets and distributes fruit juices, fruit juice Smoothies, juice cocktails, iced teas, lemonades, energy drinks, and still water. The Company distributes its beverages under the Hansen’s Natural brand name in the United States and overseas.
  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $11.56, up $0.34, or 3.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $170.41 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB): The shares closed at $2,107.09, down $111.91, or 5.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.56 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.
  • Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAH): The shares closed at $76.19, down $3.14, or 3.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.20 billion. About the company: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. produces a variety of store brand foods that are sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise, and drug store retailers. The Company’s products include cereals, crackers and cookies, snack nuts, chocolate candy, salad dressings, mayonnaise, peanut butter, jams, syrups, and sauces. Ralcorp also holds a partial interest in Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • Chiquita Brands Intl (NYSE:CQB): The shares closed at $9.21, down $0.33, or 3.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $418.52 million. About the company: Chiquita Brands International, Inc. markets, produces, and distributes fresh bananas and other fresh produce. The Company also distributes and markets fresh-cut fruit and other branded fruit products.
  • MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI): The shares closed at $6.57, down $0.22, or 3.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.64 million. About the company: MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets ingredients and distillery products. The Company’s ingredients include specialty wheat starches and specialty wheat proteins for food and non-food applications, commodity ingredients, including commodity wheat starches and vital wheat gluten, and mill feeds. MGP’s distillery products consist of food-grade alcohol.
  • Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR): The shares closed at $17.55, down $0.59, or 3.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.40 billion. About the company: Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. The Company is also involed in the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary.

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

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