Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.83, up $0.52, or 8.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $496.76 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.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $3.61, up $0.23, or 6.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $774.28 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.
  • Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR): The shares closed at $15.32, up $0.93, or 6.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $467.86 million. About the company: Inter Parfums, Inc. provides prestige and mass market perfumes and cosmetics on a worldwide basis. The Company owns or licenses various prestige brand names, including Burberry, S.T. Dupont, Paul Smith, Molyneux, Weil, and Christian Lacroix. Inter Parfums mass markets its products under the Jean Philippe brand name.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $10.80, up $0.46, or 4.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $209.25 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.
  • ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ABD): The shares closed at $6.02, up $0.25, or 4.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $332.19 million. About the company: Acco Brands Corporation manufactures office products. The Company produces staplers, daily scheduling diaries, shredders, laminating equipment, and presentation boards.

Losers (% price change)

  • Synutra Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT): The shares closed at $4.80, down $0.15, or 3.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $275.04 million. About the company: Synutra International, Inc., through subsidiaries, manufactures infant formula and other nutritional products.
  • Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP): The shares closed at $61.34, down $1.55, or 2.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.72 billion. About the company: Tupperware Brands Corporation is a portfolio of global direct selling companies which sell products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force. The Company’s product brands and categories include food preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home. Tupperware Brands Corp also sells beauty and personal care products.
  • Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY): The shares closed at $10.10, down $0.25, or 2.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $165.95 million. About the company: Lifeway Foods, Inc. manufactures cultured, probiotic food products in the health food industry. The Company’s products include kefir, Basics Plus dairy based immune-supporting dietary supplement beverage, and Kefir Starter for consumers to make their own kefir. Lifeway also manufactures and markets SoyTreat nondairy soy kefir.
  • Alliance One Intl., Inc. (NYSE:AOI): The shares closed at $2.86, down $0.05, or 1.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $249.03 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.
  • Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI): The shares closed at $9.23, down $0.13, or 1.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $131.00 million. About the company: Cadiz Inc. develops and manages water and agricultural resources in California. The Company’s portfolio of assets encompasses landholdings with groundwater resources and water storage availability, agricultural properties with water rights, and contractual water rights. Cadiz also holds technologies for water conservation, reclamation, production, and conveyance.

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

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