On January 9, 2017, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P 500 as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of -0.07%, -0.69%, and -0.35%.
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The S&P 500 stocks had a yearly return of 18.1%—much higher than 13.4% and 5.6% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, respectively.
The top-losing stocks as of January 9, 2017, were as follows:
In this series, we ‘ll take a look at the above stocks’ performances, price movements, and latest quarterly results.
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks a market cap–weighted index of consumer staples stocks drawn from the S&P 500. XLP is the ETF of consumer goods.
In the next part, we’ll discuss PepsiCo.