Consumer Staple Sector Review: Stock Winners and Losers

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

Gainer (% price change)

  • MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI): The shares closed at $6.87, up $0.54, or 8.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.01 million. About the company: MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets ingredients and distillery products. The Company’s ingredients include specialty wheat starches and specialty wheat proteins for food and non-food applications, commodity ingredients, including commodity wheat starches and vital wheat gluten, and mill feeds. MGP’s distillery products consist of food-grade alcohol.
  • Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCUT): The shares closed at $10.98, up $0.84, or 8.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $132.67 million. About the company: Lifetime Brands, Inc. designs, markets, and distributes household cutlery, kitchenware, cutting boards, and bakeware. The Company markets its products under its own tradenames and licensed tradenames. Lifetime Brand’s products are distributed through retailers in the United States.
  • Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV): The shares closed at $12.29, up $0.56, or 4.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $641.24 million. About the company: Revlon, Inc. provides cosmetics and skin care, fragrance, personal care products, and hair and nail care products. The Company’s products are for use by professional salons and consumers worldwide. Revlon’s products are marketed under brand names such as Revlon, Colorstay, Ultima II, Charlie, Mitchum, and American Crew.
  • Landec Corporation (NASDAQ:LNDC): The shares closed at $5.99, up $0.25, or 4.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $158.17 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.
  • Alliance One Intl., Inc. (NYSE:AOI): The shares closed at $2.91, up $0.12, or 4.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $253.39 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.

Loser (% price change)

  • Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RAH): The shares closed at $79.11, down $6.03, or 7.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.36 billion. About the company: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. produces a variety of store brand foods that are sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise, and drug store retailers. The Company’s products include cereals, crackers and cookies, snack nuts, chocolate candy, salad dressings, mayonnaise, peanut butter, jams, syrups, and sauces. Ralcorp also holds a partial interest in Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG): The shares closed at $23.45, down $0.61, or 2.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.63 billion. About the company: ConAgra Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants and institutions. The Company offers a wide range of food products, including meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potato products, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $10.34, down $0.24, or 2.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $200.34 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.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.31, down $0.11, or 1.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $458.94 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.
  • Vina Concha y Toro S.A (NYSE:VCO): The shares closed at $38.70, down $0.6, or 1.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.45 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.

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

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