PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive Lead Consumer Staples Higher: PEP, BUD, CL, LO, TUP

Through early trading, these stocks are helping 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.

Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP) are trading at $61.33, up 99 cents (+1.6%) from the previous close of $60.34. PepsiCo is a global company that manufactures a variety of salty, convenient, sweet and grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, and foods.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.06 (-13.1%) from $69.40 to $60.34. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 10, 2011 and August 17, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+$4.26). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.6% (-$2.50).

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $51.83, which is 74 cents (+1.3%) above the previous close of $51.17. Anheuser-Busch InBev is engaged in the business of brewer and consumer products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 28, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.33 (-12.5%) from $58.50 to $51.17. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.4% (+$2.43). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-$4.77).

Shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) are trading at $90.31, up $1.40 (+1.6%) from the previous close of $88.92. Colgate Palmolive Company manufactures and markets a number of oral, personal, home care and pet nutrition products for customers around the world.

Stock Price Performance: From July 28, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.04 (4.8%) from $84.88 to $88.92. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$5.71). It saw one of its worst periods between September 27, 2010 and October 7, 2010 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.6% (-$5.04).

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $107.42, which is $1.42 (+1.3%) above the previous close of $106. Lorillard manufactures and sells cigarettes and tobacco under the brand names of Newport, Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold.

Stock Price Performance: From September 19, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.55 (-5%) from $111.55 to $106. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 10% (+$9.52). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 15.7% (-$17.87).

Shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) are trading at $56.27, up 64 cents (+1.1%) from the previous close of $55.63. Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a global direct seller of premium, innovative products across multiple brands and categories.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.48 (-15.9%) from $66.11 to $55.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$4.37). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.4% (-$4.86).

 

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