Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Monster, Making Big Moves on December 14, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | December 14, 2012 AAA

The Nasdaq has decreased 0.8%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow is down 0.1% on a bad morning for the market.

The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.1% on a bad day for the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector are currently:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) $604 million -10.2%
Inter Parfums (Nasdaq:IPAR) $630.7 million -3.2%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) $5.95 billion +2.1%
Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) $9.37 billion -2%
Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V (NYSE:IBA) $1.36 billion +1.5%
Annies (NYSE:BNNY) $615 million -1.4%
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) $4.86 billion -1.2%

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After a precipitous drop of 10.2%, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) is now trading at a share price of $37.60. The company is trading at a volume of 467,286 shares. Yesterday's volume was only 86,696 shares.

Inter Parfums (Nasdaq:IPAR) has fallen 3.2% and is currently trading at $19.95 per share. The company's volume is currently 71,016 shares for the day, 0.8 times the average daily volume.

After rising 2.1%, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq:GMCR) is currently trading at a share price of $40.88. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 1.5 million shares.

Monster (Nasdaq:MNST) is down 2% to reach $53.58 per share. With 980,954 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Rising 1.5%, Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V (NYSE:IBA) is currently trading at $27.62 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 3,150 shares. This is on pace to fall short of yesterday's volume of 10,476 shares.

Annies (NYSE:BNNY) has decreased to $35.43 per share, a 1.4% fall. So far today, the company's volume is 45,108 shares, 0.1 times its current daily average.

Falling 1.2%, Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) is currently at a share price of $44.46. So far today, 433,586 shares have changed hands.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. Tools like valuation ratios and profit margins, however, are only as useful as the context you put them in; remember to take historical data and competitor performance into account.

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