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Tickers in this Article: ETH, SCSS, LZB, HNI, SNA, NAV, TSLA
The Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow is trading up 0.1% so far today. 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 up 0.3% overall, and these are the biggest movers in the sector so far:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH)$679.4 million+22.1%
Select (Nasdaq:SCSS)$1.84 billion-9.2%
La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB)$818.2 million+8.6%
HNI (NYSE:HNI)$1.24 billion-4.6%
Snap-on (NYSE:SNA)$4.32 billion+4.2%
Navistar (NYSE:NAV)$1.45 billion-3.3%
Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA)$3.04 billion-2.7%
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Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH) rose a significant 22.1% to reach $28.76 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.7 million shares, 8.9 times its current three-month average.

Select (Nasdaq:SCSS) is currently trading at a share price of $29.63, a 9.2% decline. So far today, 2.7 million shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 1.3 million shares.

La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB) has risen 8.6% and is currently trading at $16.99 per share. The company's volume is currently 967,950 shares for the day, 2.5 times its current daily average.

HNI (NYSE:HNI) is trading at $26.18 per share, down 4.6%. The company is currently trading a volume of 237,839 shares.

Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) is at $77.38 per share after an increase of 4.2%. So far today, the company's volume is 632,769 shares, three times the current three-month average.

At $20.47, Navistar (NYSE:NAV) has slipped 3.3%. So far today, the company's volume is 947,217 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of two million shares.

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA) has fallen 2.7% and is currently trading at $28.04 per share. The company's volume is currently 260,589 shares for the day, 0.3 times the average daily volume.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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