Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on November 12, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | November 12, 2012 AAA

After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has slipped 0.1%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has declined 0.1%.

On a quiet day for the market overall so far, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) has slipped 0.1% and its biggest movers are currently:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Annies (NYSE:BNNY) $658.4 million -4.1%
Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) $1.49 billion -3%
Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) $2.68 billion +2%
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (NYSE:FMX) $31.69 billion +1.8%
Snyder S Lance (Nasdaq:LNCE) $1.61 billion +1.8%
Universal (NYSE:UVV) $1.13 billion -1.4%
Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq:HAIN) $2.75 billion -1.2%

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At $36.82, Annies (NYSE:BNNY) has slipped 4.1%. The company is currently trading a volume of 375,585 shares.

After a decline of 3%, Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) has hit a share price of $24.82. At 39,541 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.2 times the current daily average.

Rising 2%, Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) is currently trading at $46.49 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 233,516 shares. This is a sign that there will be less trading activity than there was yesterday.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (NYSE:FMX) has increased to a share price of $90.09, a 1.8% rise. So far today, the company's volume is 204,325 shares, consistent with its current three-month average.

Snyder S Lance (Nasdaq:LNCE) is up 1.8% to reach a current price of $23.80 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 20,750 shares.

Slipping 1.4%, Universal (NYSE:UVV) is currently trading at $47.40 per share. At 16,553 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.1 times the average daily volume.

Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq:HAIN) is down 1.2% to reach $60.12 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 169,559 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 743,922 shares changed hands.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. 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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