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)

  • Schiff Nutrition Intl (NYSE:WNI): The shares closed at $11.29, up $0.78, or 7.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $324.83 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.
  • Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF): The shares closed at $57.64, up $2.98, or 5.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.82 billion. About the company: Herbalife Ltd. is a network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement and personal care products. The Company sells its products globally through a network of independent distributors. Herbalife also sells literature and promotional materials.
  • Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH): The shares closed at $59.95, up $2.75, or 4.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $494.67 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.
  • Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED): The shares closed at $17.31, up $0.77, or 4.66%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $267.44 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.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.81, up $0.29, or 4.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $495.31 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $8.67, down $0.52, or 5.66%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $167.98 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.
  • Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): The shares closed at $85.26, down $5.11, or 5.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.88 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.
  • The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX): The shares closed at $66.44, down $2.96, or 4.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.74 billion. About the company: The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores. The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags. Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS): The shares closed at $43.00, down $1.14, or 2.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.68 billion. About the company: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company. The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements. Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.
  • Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY): The shares closed at $10.48, down $0.26, or 2.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $172.19 million. About the company: Lifeway Foods, Inc. manufactures cultured, probiotic food products in the health food industry. The Company’s products include kefir, Basics Plus dairy based immune-supporting dietary supplement beverage, and Kefir Starter for consumers to make their own kefir. Lifeway also manufactures and markets SoyTreat nondairy soy kefir.

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

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