Procter & Gamble and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical on October 25, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | October 25, 2012 AAA

There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has moved little.

While the market overall has shown little change, the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is up 0.5% and its current biggest movers are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN) $14.16 billion -8.3%
Corn Products International (NYSE:INGR) $4.19 billion +4.5%
USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) $674.4 million -4.4%
Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) $1.5 billion +4.1%
Bunge (NYSE:BG) $9.97 billion +3.5%
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) $187.72 billion +3.4%
Unilever N.V (NYSE:UN) $107.9 billion +3.4%

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After a decline of 8.3%, Mead Johnson (NYSE:MJN) has hit a share price of $63.73. The company's volume is currently 5.9 million shares for the day, 3.9 times its current three-month average.

Corn Products International (NYSE:INGR) has moved up 4.5% and is currently trading at $57.45 per share. So far today, 365,860 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 353,020 shares.

Currently trading at $44.61 per share, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) has fallen 4.4%. The company's volume is currently 211,332 shares for the day, 1.6 times its current daily average.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) is currently trading at $30.95 per share, a 4.1% increase. So far today, the company's volume is 174,661 shares.

Bunge (NYSE:BG) is up 3.5% to reach a current price of $70.70 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 846,795 shares, 0.9 times the current three-month average.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has risen 3.4% to hit a current price of $70.40 per share. The company's volume is currently 15 million shares. This is more trading activity than there was yesterday.

Increasing 3.4%, Unilever N.V (NYSE:UN) is trading at $36.87 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2.2 million shares, 0.8 times the current daily average.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. 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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