Analyzing Outliers in the Consumer Space



Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On January 7, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P Consumer Discretionary sectors, with price movements of -1.3% and -2.0%, respectively, slightly outperformed the S&P 500 as a whole, which had a price movement of -2.4%. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples stocks are usually relatively safe.

Along those same lines, the S&P Consumer Staples stocks have a monthly return of 2.5%, which is much higher than the -1.8% and -3.0%, respectively, of the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary stocks.

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Losers on January 7, 2016

The stocks that lost the most on January 7, 2016, were as follows:

  • Tata Motors (TTM) fell by 6.1% due to the fall in commercial and passenger vehicle sales in December 2015
  • Mondelēz International (MDLZ) fell by 5.5% with a “hold” rating from Deutsche Bank
  • Delphi Automotive (DLPH) fell by 5.6% with the current market conditions
  • Canon (CAJ) fell by 3.0% with a “neutral” rating from JPMorgan Chase

Top gainer on January 7, 2016

Carter’s (CRI) rose by 2.6% with an “outperform” rating from Oppenheimer. It was the top gainer on January 7, 2016. In this series, we’ll take a look at the aforementioned 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.



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