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Sector Update Consumer: Apple (AAPL), PACCAR (PCAR), Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Owens-Illinois (OI), PVH Corp (PVH)

Consumer stocks were broadly lower , with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 retreating over 0.9% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were slipping more than 1.1%.

In company news, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sued by IPhone  owners for allegedly knowingly concealing a defect in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S that leads to high use of cellular data, and overage charges for AT&T wireless subscribers, according to consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman. According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, Apple knew about the defect “almost immediately,” yet failed to fix it for AT&T wireless subscribers for years, and did not even disclose the defect. The defect affected all versions of iOS 6 and 7 and was only resolved with the release of iOS 8.1 in October 2014. According to the firm’s investigation, the defect causes consumers to automatically switch from their Wi-Fi signals to using more costly cellular data when streaming videos or engaging in other activities that use large amounts of data. Because of the automatic switch from Wi-Fi to cellular data, consumers were using huge amounts of cellular data without any warning.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ended last trading session at $ 108.98 with its past 5-day performance at -6.19%.So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of 0.41%. The stock, as of last close, traded 18.96% above from its 52 week low and was -17.94% behind its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -9.26% above the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -5.86% and -6.45%. Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, education, and enterprise and government customers worldwide.
PACCAR Inc
(NASDAQ:PCAR) together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide.  PACCAR Inc has YTD performance above at -30.12% and moved down -4.24% in last week. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 0.02% compared with the 52 week low and was -32.37% below the 52 week high. The stock completed last trading session at $ 45.44 .The stock’s latest closing price was below -21.14% from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at -9.37% and -6.34% compared with the SMA 20.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) has shown a downtrend of -2.28% last week with YTD performance of -32.41%. Its latest closing price of $ 34.29 was -24.48% below from an average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the SMA 50 at -15.22% and -4.28% compared with the SMA 20. The stock was above 1.33% from the 52 week low and was -34.81% below the 52 week high.
Archer Daniels Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The company’s Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals.

Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI)  through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells glass container products to food and beverage manufacturers primarily in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific.  The year to date performance of Owens-Illinois Inc -37.24% and  -6.72% in the last week. Its price, as of the latest close at $ 16.94 was -0.65% below from the 52 week low and was -38.13% behind the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -23.97% below from an average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at -17.90% and -8.92% compared with the SMA 20.

PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) last trading session at $ 74.09 with its past 5-day performance at -4.04%. So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of -42.11%. The stock, as of last close, traded -1.23% down from its 52 week low and was -42.56% below its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -29.29% above the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -18.04% and -12.98% respectively.
PVH Corp
operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. It designs, markets, and retails men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, jeanswear, intimate apparel, swim products, handbags, footwear, golf apparel, fragrances, cosmetics, eyewear, hosiery, socks, jewelry, watches, outerwear, small leather goods, and home furnishings, as well as other related products.