Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On April 25, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples Index had slightly outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.72%, -0.18%, and 0.15%.
On the other hand, the S&P 500 stocks have a monthly return of 6.6%, which is much higher than the 6.5% and 4.3% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P Consumer Staples Index, respectively.
Top losers on April 25, 2016
The top-losing stocks as of April 25, 2016, were as follows:
Koninklijke Philips (PHG) fell by 4.2% with the mixed results in fiscal 1Q16 followed by the initial public offering for its Lighting segment.
Ball Corporation (BLL) fell by 1.5%.
Allison Transmission (ALSN) fell by 1.4%.
International Paper Company (IP) fell by 1.2% with the “sector perform” rating from RBC Capital.
V.F. Corporation (VFC) fell by 1.1% with the “hold” rating from BB&T Capital.
Top gainer of April 25, 2016
The top-gaining stock as of April 25, 2016, was as follows:
- Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) rose by 0.46%.
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.
Let’s start with Koninklijke Philips.