Consumer Staples Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): The shares closed at $92.47, up $4.97, or 5.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.04 billion. About the company: Diamond Foods, Inc. is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts.
  • Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B): The shares closed at $70.38, up $2.04, or 2.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.14 billion.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS): The shares closed at $45.97, up $1.16, or 2.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.87 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.
  • Central European (NASDAQ:CEDC): The shares closed at $6.86, up $0.17, or 2.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $498.95 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.
  • Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO): The shares closed at $77.98, up $1.75, or 2.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $48.82 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI): The shares closed at $8.29, down $0.71, or 7.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.66 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.
  • Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. (ADR (NYSE:GMK): The shares closed at $6.72, down $0.38, or 5.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $946.93 million. About the company: Gruma S.A.B., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets corn flour, tortillas, wheat flour, and bread. The Company operates in Mexico, the United States, Central America, Venezuela, and Europe. Brand names include Mission, Guerrero, Tortirica, and Breddy.
  • Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME): The shares closed at $10.22, down $0.56, or 5.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $198.02 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.
  • Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH): The shares closed at $64.83, down $3.42, or 5.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $534.93 million. About the company: Blyth, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of candles and home fragrance products in the United States. The Company’s products include scented candles, outdoor lighting products, potpourri, and environmental fragrance products. Blyth also markets related candle accessories and decorative seasonal products.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE:PPC): The shares closed at $3.62, down $0.18, or 4.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $776.42 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.

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

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