Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 19th

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.
  • Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW): The shares closed at $21.09, up $1.59, or 8.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $311.49 million. About the company: Calavo Growers, Inc. procures and markets avocados and other perishable foods, and prepares and distributes processed avocado products. The Company delivers a wide array of fresh and processed food products to food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarkets, and restaurants on a worldwide basis.
  • Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ): The shares closed at $11.60, up $0.5, or 4.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.14 billion. About the company: Cosan Limited produces ethanol and sugar. The Company operates mills, refineries, port facilities and numerous warehouses throughout Brazil.
  • Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO): The shares closed at $83.29, up $2.12, or 2.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $52.13 billion. About the company: Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS): The shares closed at $18.20, up $0.37, or 2.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $872.11 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR): The shares closed at $69.80, down $12.31, or 14.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.69 billion. About the company: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. roasts Arabica coffees and offers various coffee selections. The Company’s products include single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees sold under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters brand. Green Mountain serves offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and operates a direct mail business.
  • Landec Corporation (NASDAQ:LNDC): The shares closed at $5.63, down $0.4, or 6.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $145.89 million. About the company: Landec Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells temperature activated and other specialty polymer products for a variety of food packaging, industrial, agricultural, and medical applications. The Company’s products are based on its Intelimer polymers, which differ from other polymers in that they can be customized to abruptly change their physical characteristics.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.40, down $0.26, or 5.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $943.72 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.
  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $5.15, down $0.27, or 4.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $295.10 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.95, down $0.32, or 4.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $505.49 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.

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

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