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Tickers in this Article: OXM, UA, WWW, RGR, GIL, NKE, RL
The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.4%, the S&P 500 falling 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycle and economic conditions. Consumer cyclicals include industries such as automotive, housing, entertainment and retail. The category can be further divided into durable and non-durable sections. Durable cyclicals include physical goods such as hardware or vehicles, while non-durables represent items like movies or hotel services. The performance of consumer cyclicals is highly related to the state of the economy. They represent goods and services that are not considered necessities, but luxurious purchases. During contractions or recessions, people have less disposable income to spend on consumer cyclicals. When the economy is expanding or booming, the sales of these goods rise as retail and leisure spending increase.

The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) is down 0.5%, underperforming the market overall. The current biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM)$882.8 million-3.1%
Under Armour (NYSE:UA)$5.61 billion-3%
Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)$2.14 billion-2.4%
Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR)$1.05 billion-2.3%
Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL)$4.08 billion+2%
NIKE (NYSE:NKE)$44 billion-2%
Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL)$14.54 billion-1.9%
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Falling 3.1%, Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) is currently at a share price of $54.74. The company's volume for the day so far is 34,306 shares.

Under Armour (NYSE:UA) is trading at $52.20 per share, down 3%. At 578,363 shares, the company's volume so far today is in line with the current daily average.

Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) has decreased to $42.85 per share, a 2.4% fall. The company is trading at a volume of 70,033 shares. This is on pace to fall short of yesterday's volume of 322,270 shares.

Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) is currently trading at a share price of $58.45, a 2.3% decline. At 410,647 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.8 times the current three-month average.

After an increase of 2%, Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL) has reached a current price of $34.81. The company is currently trading a volume of 320,805 shares.

Slipping 2%, NIKE (NYSE:NKE) is currently trading at $97.02 per share. At 1.2 million shares, the company's volume so far today is in line with the current daily average.

At $157.28, Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) has slipped 1.9%. The company's volume for the day so far is 189,547 shares. This is on pace to fall short of yesterday's volume of 958,069 shares.

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. 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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