Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 20th

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.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $4.65, up $0.25, or 5.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $997.34 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.
  • Schiff Nutrition Intl (NYSE:WNI): The shares closed at $12.18, up $0.37, or 3.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $354.44 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.
  • TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS): The shares closed at $61.22, up $1.8, or 3.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.20 billion. About the company: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice distribution channels. The Company’s products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; canned soups, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings, pickles, and related products.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS): The shares closed at $44.17, up $1, or 2.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.76 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Feihe International Inc (NYSE:ADY): The shares closed at $4.51, down $0.36, or 7.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.75 million. About the company: Feihe International, Inc. is a producer and distributor of premium infant formula, milk powder, and soybean, rice and walnut products in the People’s Republic of China.
  • Coca-Cola HBC S.A. (NYSE:CCH): The shares closed at $16.82, down $1.01, or 5.66%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.11 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.
  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $4.97, down $0.18, or 3.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $284.78 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • Fomento Economico (NYSE:FMX): The shares closed at $66.80, down $2.19, or 3.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $119.51 billion. About the company: Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) is an integrated beverage company. The Company through its subsidiaries produces, distributes and markets large-scale soft drinks, beer and convenience stores throughout Latin America, the United States and Mexico.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $9.72, down $0.28, or 2.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $188.33 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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