Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 18th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.66, up $0.47, or 11.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $999.49 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.
  • Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB): The shares closed at $2,075.00, up $195, or 10.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.52 billion. About the company: Seaboard Corporation is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company that primarily produces and processes domestic pork and ships cargo. The Company also merchandises commodities, mills flour and feed, farms produce, produces sugar, and generates electric power overseas.
  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $5.42, up $0.48, or 9.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $310.57 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • 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.
  • Alico, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALCO): The shares closed at $21.59, up $1.57, or 7.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $158.69 million. About the company: Alico, Inc. is involved in various agribusiness activities and operations, including citrus fruit production, cattle ranching, sugarcane and sod production, and forestry. The Company also leases land for farming, cattle grazing, recreation, and oil exploration. Alico conducts operations in central and southwest Florida.

Losers (% price change)

  • Embotelladora Andina SA (NYSE:AKO.A): The shares closed at $22.44, down $0.96, or 4.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.84 billion.
  • Coca-Cola HBC S.A. (NYSE:CCH): The shares closed at $18.38, down $0.61, or 3.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.67 billion. About the company: Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. produces, sells, and distributes soft drinks, fruit juices, and mineral water. The Company produces all kinds of Coca-Cola brand name products such as Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Diet Sprite, and Fanta. Coca-Cola Hellenic manufactures and distributes in 26 countries worlwide.
  • Vina Concha y Toro S.A (NYSE:VCO): The shares closed at $36.04, down $0.97, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.35 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.
  • Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT): The shares closed at $7.25, down $0.13, or 1.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $687.67 million. About the company: Cott Corporation produces and distributes a variety of premium beverages. The Company’s beverages include soft drinks, new age beverages, iced teas, juice drinks, sports drinks, and bottled water. Cott operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom. The Company markets its beverages to retailers worldwide.
  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD): The shares closed at $43.90, down $0.73, or 1.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.30 billion. About the company: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. produces sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products. The Company sells its products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER trademark, to consumers and to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight provides products such as baking soda, carpet deodorizer, and laundry detergent, as well as Brillo soap pads.

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

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