Price movement of the S&P 500 indexes
On February 1, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples sectors slightly outperformed the S&P 500 on the whole, gaining by 0.49% and 0.22%, respectively, to the S&P 500’s -0.04%.
Along those same lines, the S&P Consumer Staples stocks have a monthly return of 0.45%—much higher than the -5.1% and -5.2% we saw from the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary, respectively, that day.
Top losers on February 1
The top-losing stocks on February 1, 2016, were as follows:
- Oshkosh (OSK) fell by 4.4% and earned a “hold” rating from Drexel Hamilton.
- Mattel (MAT) fell by 3.0% with declines in revenues and income in fiscal 2015.
- Coty (COTY) fell by 1.2%.
- Mondelez International (MDLZ) fell by 0.86% and earned a “neutral” rating from Susquehanna.
The top-gaining stocks on February 1, 2016, were as follows:
- Herbalife (HLF) rose by 3.6% after being cleared of allegations.
- Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) rose by 1.8% and earned an “outperform” rating from Wells Fargo.
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.
Continue reading for a look at the above companies’ stock performances, price movements, and latest quarterly results as of February 1.