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)

  • TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS): The shares closed at $60.39, up $2.51, or 4.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.17 billion. About the company: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice distribution channels. The Company’s products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; canned soups, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings, pickles, and related products.
  • Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF): The shares closed at $8.58, up $0.33, or 4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.58 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.
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co (NASDAQ:COKE): The shares closed at $55.88, up $1.66, or 3.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $514.54 million. About the company: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated produces, markets, and distributes carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company.
  • General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS): The shares closed at $39.50, up $1.06, or 2.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $25.42 billion. About the company: General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. The Company also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries.
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG): The shares closed at $23.65, up $0.62, or 2.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.81 billion. About the company: ConAgra Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants and institutions. The Company offers a wide range of food products, including meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potato products, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors.

Losers (% price change)

  • Seneca Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:SENEB): The shares closed at $19.20, down $2.65, or 12.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $225.32 million. About the company: Seneca Foods Corporation is primarily a vegetable processing company with manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States. The Company’s products are sold under the Libby’s, Aunt Nellie’s Farm Kitchen, and Seneca labels, as well as through the private label and industrial markets. Seneca also produces canned and frozen vegetables which are sold by Pillsbury Company.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $9.02, down $0.8, or 8.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $174.77 million. About the company: Omega Protein Corporation produces protein-rich fish meal, fish oil, and solubles. The Company markets a variety of products derived from menhaden, an inedible fish found in coastal waters off the United States mid-Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
  • ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ABD): The shares closed at $4.81, down $0.42, or 8.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $265.42 million. About the company: Acco Brands Corporation manufactures office products. The Company produces staplers, daily scheduling diaries, shredders, laminating equipment, and presentation boards.
  • Embotelladora Andina SA (NYSE:AKO.A): The shares closed at $20.65, down $1.73, or 7.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.62 billion.
  • Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B (NYSE:KOF): The shares closed at $86.29, down $6.82, or 7.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.34 billion. About the company: Coca-Cola Femsa, S.A.B. de C.V. (Femsa) bottles beverages. The Company bottles and distributes branded beverages in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. In some countries Femsa also markets water, beer, and other products.

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

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