Procter & Gamble Bounces with these 5 Consumer Staple Stocks: PG, MJN, CLX, HRL, NUS

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 Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) are trading at $63.65, up 87 cents (+1.4%) from the previous close of $62.78. Procter & Gamble Co. sells and markets consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet supplies in more than 180 countries.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.42 (-2.2%) from $64.20 to $62.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 7.6% (-$4.91).

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $76.75, which is $1.49 (+2%) above the previous close of $75.27. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company provides of pediatric nutrition and related products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.85 (15.1%) from $65.42 to $75.27. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 22, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$4.85). It saw one of its worst periods between January 21, 2011 and February 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$4.10).

Shares of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) are trading at $69.78, up $1.06 (+1.5%) from the previous close of $68.71. Clorox Company manufactures consumer products that are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores and other retail outlets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 19, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.61 (-5%) from $71.98 to $68.37. It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 12% (-$8.81). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 3, 2011 and May 13, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.1% (+$3.44).

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $28.14, which is 42 cents (+1.5%) above the previous close of $27.72. Hormel Foods Corp. produces and markets a variety of meat and food products throughout the United States and internationally.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.16 (-7.2%) from $29.88 to $27.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 10, 2011 and February 22, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$1.89). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$2.08).

Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) are trading at $44.52, up 76 cents (+1.7%) from the previous close of $43.76. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.is a global direct selling company, which develops and distributes innovative, premium-quality personal care products and nutritional supplements that are sold under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.87 (15.5%) from $37.89 to $43.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 12, 2011 when shares rose for 15 straight trading days, rising 29.6% (+$8.77). It saw one of its worst periods between March 24, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.2% (-93 cents).

 

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