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)

  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $5.03, up $0.49, or 10.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $288.22 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $3.62, up $0.33, or 10.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $776.42 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.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.52, up $0.45, or 7.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $474.22 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.
  • Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR (NYSE:GMK): The shares closed at $6.76, up $0.43, or 6.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $952.57 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.
  • Schiff Nutrition Intl (NYSE:WNI): The shares closed at $10.51, up $0.65, or 6.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $302.39 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Vina Concha y Toro S.A (NYSE:VCO): The shares closed at $35.21, down $1.19, or 3.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.32 billion. About the company: Vina Concha Y Toro S.A. produces wines in Chile and Argentina. The Company owns and operates vineyards, vinification plants, bottling plants, and a wine distribution network. Vina Concha produces premium, varietal, and sparkling wines. The Company exports its products worldwide. Vina Concha also grows and markets fruit, and bottles mineral water.
  • B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS): The shares closed at $16.36, down $0.45, or 2.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $783.94 million. About the company: B&G Foods Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes shelf-stable foods across the United States. The Company sells and distributes its products through supermarket warehouses, distributors, mass merchants, catalogs, and other sales channels. B&G sells foods such as salsa, maple syrup, pickles, baked beans, liquid smoke, meat spreads, and vinegars under its own brands.
  • Cresud Inc. (NASDAQ:CRESY): The shares closed at $11.39, down $0.29, or 2.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $571.28 million. About the company: Cresud S.A.C.I.F.y A. purchases and leases farms in Argentina’s Pampas region, and produces agricultural products. The Company cultivates grains including wheat, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers, raises beef and dairy cattle, and produces milk.
  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $10.95, down $0.27, or 2.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.41 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.
  • Hansen Natural Corp. (NASDAQ:HANS): The shares closed at $87.81, down $1.64, or 1.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.78 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.

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

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