Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On March 15, 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 0.19%, -0.01%, and -0.18%.
On the other hand, the S&P Consumer Discretionary stocks have 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 March 15, 2016
Top gainers of March 15, 2016
The top-gaining stocks as of March 15, 2016, were as follows:
- Whirlpool (WHR) rose by 1.7% with an “overweight” rating from JPMorgan Chase.
- Delphi Automotive (DLPH) rose by 1.3% with a “buy” rating from UBS.
In this series, we will take a look at the above 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 is the ETF of consumer goods.