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.
Top losers on January 20, 2016
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.