Who Were the March 15 Outliers in the Consumer Space?



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.

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Top losers on March 15, 2016

The top losing stocks as of March 15, 2016, were as follows:

  • Polaris Industries (PII) fell by 2.3%.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) fell by 2.2%.
  • Tempur Sealy International (TPX) fell by 0.41%.
  • Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY) fell by 0.32%.

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.


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