Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On February 19, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P 500 as a whole. The indexes had returns of 0.33%, 0.19%, and -0.00%, respectively.
On the other hand, the S&P Consumer Staples stocks have a monthly return of 0.45%, which is much higher than the -5.1% and -5.2% from the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary, respectively.
Top losers on February 19, 2016
The top-losing stocks as of February 19, 2016, are as follows:
Top gainers of February 19, 2016
The top-gaining stocks as of February 19, 2016, are as follows:
- Berry Plastics (BERY) rose by 4.1%.
- Crown Holdings (CCK) rose by 0.69% with a “buy” rating from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
- Flowers Foods (FLO) rose by 0.68%.
- Sealed Air (SEE) rose by 0.37%.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the performances of the above stocks, their price movements, and latest quarterly results.
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.
Let’s start with VF Corporation.