Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On March 3, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P 500 as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.55%, 0.52%, and 0.35%.
Along those same lines, the S&P Consumer Discretionary stocks had monthly returns 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 3
Top gainers on March 3
The top-gaining stocks on March 3, 2016, were as follows:
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 Fund (XLP) tracks a market-cap-weighted index of consumer staples stocks drawn from the S&P 500.
In the next article, we’ll look at Herbalife.