Analyzing Outliers in the Consumer Space


Jan. 21 2016, Updated 11:15 a.m. ET

Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On January 20, 2016, the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Discretionary sectors slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples as a whole, with -1.2% and -0.95%, respectively, to -1.5%.

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

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Top losers on January 20, 2016

The top-losing stocks as of January 20, 2016, are as follows:

  • TreeHouse Foods (THS): -6.0%
  • WestRock (WRK): -1.1%
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU): -3.2%

Top gainers on January 20, 2016

The top-gaining stocks as of January 20, 2016, are as follows:

  • Brunswick (BC): rose 1.1% with acquisition of Cybex International
  • Hershey Company (HSY): rose 0.45% with the “buy” rating from Argus

In this series, we’ll take a look at the performances, price movements, and latest quarterly results for the above companies.

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.


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