On January 19, 2017, the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index had slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples Index and the S&P 500 Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of -0.34%, -0.37%, and -0.36%.
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The S&P 500 stocks had a yearly return of 20.3%. That’s much higher than 17.0% and 6.8% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P Consumer Staples Index, respectively.
The top losing stocks on January 19, 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 ETF (XLP) tracks a market cap–weighted index of consumer staples stocks drawn from the S&P 500. XLP is the ETF of consumer goods.
Let’s start with Lululemon Athletica (LULU).