Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 1st

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Consumer Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY): The shares closed at $12.19, up $0.97, or 8.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $179.69 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.
  • ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year (AMEX:UST): The shares closed at $101.74, up $2.48, or 2.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $15.10 billion. About the company: ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the daily performance of the Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index.
  • Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH): The shares closed at $56.59, up $0.76, or 1.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $466.94 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.
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL): The shares closed at $14.98, up $0.18, or 1.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.37 billion. About the company: Newell Rubbermaid Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. The Company’s products include housewares, juvenile products, home furnishings, office products, tools and hardware, and hair accessories.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $5.09, up $0.05, or 0.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.09 billion. 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Alliance One Intl., Inc. (NYSE:AOI): The shares closed at $2.42, down $0.25, or 9.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $210.72 million. About the company: Alliance One International, Inc. is an independent leaf tobacco merchant serving large multinational cigarette manufacturers. The Company selects, purchases, processes, packs, stores, and ships leaf tobacco. Alliance One also provides, in certain developing markets, agronomy expertise and financing for the growing of leaf tobacco.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $4.92, down $0.48, or 8.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $357.84 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.
  • Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCUT): The shares closed at $11.16, down $1.07, or 8.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.85 million. About the company: Lifetime Brands, Inc. designs, markets, and distributes household cutlery, kitchenware, cutting boards, and bakeware. The Company markets its products under its own tradenames and licensed tradenames. Lifetime Brand’s products are distributed through retailers in the United States.
  • Craft Brewers Alliance (NASDAQ:HOOK): The shares closed at $6.02, down $0.53, or 8.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $113.45 million. About the company: Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. operates breweries that offer a wide assortment of beers.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $10.03, down $0.8, or 7.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $194.33 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.

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

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