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)

  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $9.46, up $0.79, or 9.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $183.29 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.
  • J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF): The shares closed at $50.44, up $2.86, or 6.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $941.91 million. About the company: J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Company’s products include soft pretzels, frozen carbonated beverages, frozen juice bars and desserts, churros, funnel cakes, cookies, and bakery products.
  • Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG): The shares closed at $60.19, up $3.08, or 5.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.87 billion. About the company: Bunge Limited is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain. The Company processes soybeans, produces and supplies fertilizer, manufactures edible oils and shortenings, mills dry corn and wheat, manufactures isolated soybean protein, and produces other food products. Bunge has primary operations in North and South America.
  • B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS): The shares closed at $17.57, up $0.87, or 5.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $841.92 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.
  • Embotelladora Andina SA (NYSE:AKO.A): The shares closed at $21.25, up $1.02, or 5.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.69 billion.

Losers (% price change)

  • (): The shares closed at $8.85, down $0.85, or 8.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.99 billion.
  • Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): The shares closed at $82.06, down $3.2, or 3.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.81 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.
  • SunOpta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL): The shares closed at $4.71, down $0.16, or 3.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $309.40 million. About the company: SunOpta Inc. owns and operates businesses in the natural and organic food markets. The Company sources, processes, and distributes natural and organic food products. SunOpta also produces, distributes, and recycles environmentally friendly industrial materials. In addition, the Company engineers and markets clean pulping systems.
  • Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED): The shares closed at $16.81, down $0.5, or 2.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $259.72 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.
  • Ennis, Inc. (NYSE:EBF): The shares closed at $13.88, down $0.28, or 1.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $361.63 million. About the company: Ennis Inc is a wholesale manufacturer of a line of printed business products. The Company’s products include stock and custom business forms, checks, commercial printing, promotional products, office supplies, tags, labels, presentation products, and multi-media packaging. Ennis sells in the United States.

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

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