Against the current: Markets slid, yet US Foods Holding Corp., Village Farms International, Inc., Natura &Co Holding S.A. went up and made this list of Friday's top consumer_defensive stocks gainers.
Leading equity indices in the US declined as Nasdaq slipped 0.35% and closed at 12,300. S&P 500 was down 0.16% before closing the session at 4,124.
Even though markets fell Friday, some consumer_defensive stocks were bullish. Have a look at these Top Gainers from Friday's session:
Natura &Co | Up 2.69% to $5.35 Friday
The global personal care cosmetics group has managed to gain 43.53% so far this year despite trading at lows around $3.76 previously. So far this year, it has been beating the Nasdaq by 28.14%. Natura &Co is currently trading with a market cap of $3.67 billion with an average daily volume of 882,041 shares.
Beyond Meat | Closed +2.65% at $10.47
After closing at $10.2 on Thursday, Beyond Meat rallied as high as $10.82 but ended the day at $10.47.
+3%: solid session for US Foods generates 3% gain Friday
US Foods rallied $1.19 (3%) deep into the session, closing at $40.81. Currently, the US food distributor has a market capitalization of $9.47 billion with an average daily trading volume of 1.56 million shares. So far this year, it has performed better than the Nasdaq by 4.93%.
Village Farms | Closed +2.78% at 74 cents
After closing at 72 cents on Thursday, Village Farms maintained a strong bullish bias that helped the stock close higher at 74 cents Friday. However, market bears ensured the the consumer packaged goods provider topped out at 74.99 cents and that by the end of the session, the market had marked out a distinct 71.01 cents to 74.99 cents range.