Market Review: Top Stock Trading Action in the Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector

Following is a review of today’s market action by the top stocks, as measured by market capitalization, in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector:

  1. The Procter + Gamble Company(NYSE:PG): The shares closed at $60.59, up $1.01, or 1.7%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $59.17 to $67.72. Volume today was 23,514,639 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 10,149,800 shares. Its market capitalization is $169.12billion, its trailing P/E is 15.97, its trailing earnings are $3.80 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.10 per share, for a dividend yield of 3.50%. About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores. Procter & Gamble Co. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Margins Suffer for Five Quarters Straight, but Net Income Climbs>>
  2. The Coca-Cola Company(NYSE:KO): The shares closed at $66.77, up $0.95, or 1.44%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $54.92 to $69.82. Volume today was 21,944,652 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 7,896,110 shares. Its market capitalization is $153.10billion, its trailing P/E is 12.44, its trailing earnings are $5.37 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.88 per share, for a dividend yield of 2.70%. About the company: The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally.
  3. Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE:PM): The shares closed at $69.34, up $1.94, or 2.88%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $50.54 to $72.74. Volume today was 14,152,506 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 6,561,890 shares. Its market capitalization is $122.87billion, its trailing P/E is 15.89, its trailing earnings are $4.37 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.56 per share, for a dividend yield of 3.70%. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands.
  4. PepsiCo, Inc.(NYSE:PEP): The shares closed at $64.67, up $1.32, or 2.08%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $62.05 to $71.89. Volume today was 18,715,025 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 7,277,470 shares. Its market capitalization is $102.35billion, its trailing P/E is 16.45, its trailing earnings are $3.93 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.06 per share, for a dividend yield of 3.20%. About the company: PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses. The Company manufacture or uses contract manufacturers, market and sell a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world.
  5. Unilever N.V. (ADR)(NYSE:UN): The shares closed at $32.96, up $1.18, or 3.71%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $26.22 to $33.76. Volume today was 10,274,557 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 2,324,720 shares. Its market capitalization is $92.61billion, its trailing P/E is 15.75, its trailing earnings are $2.09 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.32 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.10%. About the company: Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  6. Unilever plc (ADR)(NYSE:UL): The shares closed at $32.83, up $1.09, or 3.43%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $25.90 to $33.40. Volume today was 4,330,707 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 1,459,470 shares. Its market capitalization is $92.24billion, its trailing P/E is 15.69, its trailing earnings are $2.09 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.32 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.20%. About the company: Unilever PLC manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.
  7. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ADR)(NYSE:BUD): The shares closed at $54.32, up $1.15, or 2.16%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $50.32 to $64.77. Volume today was 4,711,610 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 1,394,480 shares. Its market capitalization is $86.53billion, its trailing P/E is 19.38, its trailing earnings are $2.80 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.97 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.70%. About the company: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV brews beer. The Company manufactures ale, lager, stout, and bitter beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev owns brands that are both nationally and internationally prominent. The Company has production plants in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
  8. British American Tobacco (ADR)(AMEX:BTI): The shares closed at $89.94, up $1.12, or 1.26%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $66.95 to $95.35. Volume today was 627,871 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 212,614 shares. Its market capitalization is $89.26billion, its trailing P/E is 18.94, its trailing earnings are $4.75 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.49 per share, for a dividend yield of 2.70%. About the company: British American Tobacco PLC is the holding company for a group of companies that manufacture, market and sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and roll-your-own tobacco.
  9. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR)(NYSE:ABV): The shares closed at $29.67, up $0.79, or 2.74%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $20.50 to $34.68. Volume today was 6,165,230 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 2,388,500 shares. Its market capitalization is $92.08billion, its trailing P/E is 18.05, its trailing earnings are $1.64 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.47 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.90%. About the company: Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) produces beer, soft drinks, teas, mineral water, and sports drinks. The Company’s main brands are Antarctica, Brahma, and Skol. AmBev is the sole distributor of Pepsi products in Brazil.
  10. Kraft Foods Inc.(NYSE:KFT): The shares closed at $34.87, up $1.09, or 3.23%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.85 to $36.30. Volume today was 32,365,662 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 9,859,780 shares. Its market capitalization is $61.30 billion, its trailing P/E is 20.23, its trailing earnings are $1.72 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.16 per share, for a dividend yield of 3.40%. About the company: Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery products. Kraft sells its products throughout the world.

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