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Sector Update Consumer: Hasbro, (HAS), Dana (DAN), International Paper (IP), Hanesbrands Inc.( HBI), Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN)

Consumer stocks were moderately higher, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 advancing about 0.3% while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were ahead by about 0.5%.

In company news, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) on December 10, 2015 announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.46 per common share. The dividend will be payable on February 16, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 2, 2016. Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world.
Hasbro, Inc.(NASDAQ:HAS) ended last trading session at $ 68.37with its past 5-day performance at -0.49%.So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of 27.59%. The stock, as of last close, traded 36.44% above from its 52 week low and was -18.07% behind its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -5.41% below the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -8.40% and -6.78%. Hasbro, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, provides children’s and family leisure time products and services worldwide.
Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:DAN) manufactures and sells driveline, sealing, and thermal-management products for vehicle manufacturers in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific. Dana Holding Corporation has YTD performance below at -35.00% and moved down -8.78% in last week. Its price, as of the latest close, was up -1.87% compared with the 52 week low and was -39.82% below the 52 week high. The stock completed last trading session at $ 14.13. The stock’s latest closing price was below –
-26.05% from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at -13.30% and -8.77% compared with the SMA 20.

International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) has shown a downtrend of -5.22% last week with YTD performance of -26.39%. Its latest closing price of $ 38.13 was -18.31% below from an average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the SMA 50 at -7.26% and -5.91% compared with the SMA 20. The stock was above 3.83% from the 52 week low and was -32.38% below the 52 week high.
International Paper Co operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Hanesbrands Inc.(NYSE:HBI) a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The year to date performance of Hanesbrands Inc  7.83% and -5.30%in the last week. Its price, as of the latest close at $ 29.50, was 14.18% below from the 52 week low and was -14.62% behind the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -6.04% below from an average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA 50 at -2.18% and -4.52% compared with the SMA 20.

Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (NYSE:MJN) last trading session at $ 77.50 with its past 5-day performance at -2.47%. So far in 2014, the company has a year-to-date performance of -21.39%. The stock, as of last close, traded 12.60% down from its 52 week low and was -25.05% above its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -10.98% below the SMA200 while the distance from SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -1.25% and -3.71% respectively.
Mead Johnson Nutrition CO manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products.