Consumer Non-Cyclical Stocks with Big Declines This Morning

Through the early part of trading on Monday, August 22, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Consumer/Non-Cyclical (NYSE:XLP) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN) is among the price losers in the sector today. Its shares are trading at $66.51, which is 22 cents (-0.3%) below the previous close of $66.73. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company provides of pediatric nutrition and related products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.35 (-3.4%) from $69.08 to $66.73. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 7.5% (+$4.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 21, 2011 and February 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 6.7% (-$4.10) over that span.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is one of the sector losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $49.93, down 3 cents (-0.1%) from a previous close of $49.97. Herbalife, Ltd is the marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness products and personal care products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 22, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.61 (-14.7%) from $58.58 to $49.97. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 15, 2011 and February 28, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 17.1% (+$5.68) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 11, 2011 and March 18, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.30) over that span.