Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on December 17, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | December 17, 2012 AAA

The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has increased 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved up 0.5%.

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Boston Beer Co (NYSE:SAM) $1.71 billion +2.7%
Owens (NYSE:OC) $4.21 billion +2.3%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) $5.99 billion -2%
McCormick (NYSE:MKC) $8.54 billion +1.7%
Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) $39.68 billion +1.7%
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) $11.19 billion +1.7%
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (NYSE:BUD) $141.84 billion -1.5%

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After rising 2.7%, Boston Beer Co (NYSE:SAM) is currently trading at a share price of $136.07. So far today, 119,991 shares have changed hands.

Owens (NYSE:OC) has risen 2.3% and is currently trading at $36.46 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 726,201 shares,.

Currently trading at $39.50 per share, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) has fallen 2%. So far today, two million shares have changed hands. This is 0.3 times the average volume over the last three months.

Rising 1.7%, McCormick (NYSE:MKC) is currently trading at $65.51 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 144,787 shares, 0.3 times the average daily volume.

Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) has moved up 1.7% and is currently trading at $54.28 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 3.2 million shares.

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is up 1.7% to reach a current price of $36.17 per share. So far today, 608,962 shares have changed hands, while it was 1.6 million shares yesterday.

At $86.99, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (NYSE:BUD) has slipped 1.5%. The company is currently trading a volume of 308,827 shares. This is 0.3 times the current three-month average.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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