Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on March 4?



Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On March 4, 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 0.48%, -0.03%, and 0.33%.

On the other hand, the S&P Consumer Discretionary stocks had a monthly return of 0.24%—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 loser 

The top-losing stocks as of March 4, 2016, were as follows:

  • Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) fell by 8.9% with the “underweight” rating from BB&T Capital Markets.
  • Mattel (MAT) fell by 2.3%.
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) fell by 1.6% with the “hold” rating from BB&T Capital Markets.

Top gainer

The top-gaining stock as of March 4, 2016, was as follows:

  • Under Armour (UA) rose by 1.1%.

In this series, we’ll look at the performances, price movements, and latest quarterly results for the above stocks.

The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks a market-cap-weighted index of consumer staples stocks drawn from the S&P 500. XLP is the ETF of consumer goods.

We’ll start with Cal-Maine Foods.


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