Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space?



Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On February 25, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples Index had slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P 500 Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 1.2%, 0.99%, and 1.1%.

Along those same lines, 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 Index and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index, respectively.

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Top losers on February 25, 2016

The top losing stocks as of February 25, 2016, are as follows:

  • Herbalife (HLF) fell by 0.97%.
  • BRF S.A. (BRFS) fell by 0.87% with the downgrade rating from Moody’s Investor Service.
  • Gentex (GNTX) fell by 0.42%.

Top gainers of February 25, 2016

The top gaining stocks as of February 25, 2016, are as follows:

  • Carter’s (CRI) rose by 12.8% due to a rise in revenue and income in fiscal 2015.
  • LKQ Corporation (LKQ) rose by 7.0% due to a rise in performance in fiscal 4Q15.
  • Campbell Soup (CPB) rose by 3.5%.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) rose by 2.7% with the neutral rating from Goldman Sachs.

In these articles, we will take a look at the above stocks’ performances, price movements, and the 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. XLP is the ETF of consumer goods.

Let’s start with Herbalife.


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