Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Investors Bought on Monday, August 29, 2011

At the close of trading on Monday, August 29, 2011, these stocks helped 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.

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) was among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares traded at $15.09, up 77 cents (+5.4%) from the previous close of $14.32. Corning Inc. provides high-performance glass for LCD televisions, computer monitors, and other information display applications as well as optical fiber and cable products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.10 (-26.2%) from $19.47 to $14.37. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 25, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 4.5% (+93 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between March 25, 2011 and April 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 8.8% (-$1.88).

Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE) was one of the top price gainers. It closed at $18.18, which is 62 cents (+3.5%) above the previous close of $17.56. Sara Lee Corp is a global consumer-goods company, manufacturing and marketing a range of high-quality branded meats, bakery, and beverage products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.55 (-8.1%) from $19.11 to $17.56. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 17, 2011 and March 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$1.24). It saw one of its worst periods between September 20, 2010 and September 28, 2010 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4% (-56 cents).

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) closed at $17.52, up 65 cents (+3.9%) from the previous close of $16.87. Tyson Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.55 (-13.1%) from $19.42 to $16.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$1.24). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 8.4% (-$1.59).

Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE:CPO) was one of the top price gainers. It closed at $47.42, which is $1.60 (+3.5%) above the previous close of $45.82. Corn Products International, Inc. together with its subsidiaries manufactures and sells a number of ingredients to a variety of food and industrial customers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.01 (-17.9%) from $55.83 to $45.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 7, 2010 and September 20, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 12.8% (+$4.35). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 14.3% (-$8.47).

Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB) was among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares traded at $2347.85, up $91.85 (+4.1%) from the previous close of $2256. Seaboard Corporation and its subsidiaries is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $359 (-13.7%) from $2615 to $2256. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 15, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 20.5% (+$411). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.1% (-$99).

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