Herbalife and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical on November 21, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | November 21, 2012 AAA

Currently, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2%.

The biggest movers in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) (+0.1%) are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) $3.06 billion +4.9%
Inter Parfums (Nasdaq:IPAR) $545 million +3.5%
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) $5.1 billion +3%
Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) $1.53 billion -2.9%
Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) $2.54 billion +1.9%
Sanderson Farms (Nasdaq:SAFM) $1.11 billion -1.8%
Andersons (Nasdaq:ANDE) $773.6 million +1.6%

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Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) is up 4.9% to reach a current price of $23.19 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 1.1 million shares, 0.8 times the average volume over the last three months.

Inter Parfums (Nasdaq:IPAR) has risen 3.5% and is currently trading at $18.45 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 16,963 shares.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has risen 3% to hit a current price of $48.69 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 540,431 shares, 0.4 times the average daily volume.

Falling 2.9%, Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) is currently at a share price of $29.11. The company's volume for the day so far is 117,565 shares. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 575,589 shares changed hands.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) is currently trading at $44.08 per share, a 1.9% increase. The company's volume for the day so far is 203,465 shares, 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

Sanderson Farms (Nasdaq:SAFM) is currently trading at a share price of $47.63, a 1.8% decline. The company is currently trading a volume of 26,672 shares.

Andersons (Nasdaq:ANDE) has moved up 1.6% and is currently trading at $42.24 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 35,135 shares, 0.3 times the average daily volume.

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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