Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On February 29, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P 500 as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of -0.39%, -0.51%, and -0.81%.
On the other hand, the S&P Consumer Discretionary stocks had a monthly return of 0.24%, which is much higher than the -0.41% and 0.06% from the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Staples, respectively.
Top losers on February 29, 2016
Top gainers on February 29, 2016
The stocks that gained the most on February 29, 2016, are as follows:
- Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE) rose by 1.1%
- Vector Group (VGR) rose by 0.52% due to a rise in performance in fiscal 2015
- AptarGroup (ATR) rose by 0.52%
In this series, we’ll take a look at these stocks’ performances, price movements, and 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 focuses on consumer goods. Let’s start with LKQ Corporation.