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Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on July 8?

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Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On July 8, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples Index and the S&P 500 as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 1.8%, 1.0%, and 1.5%.

The S&P Consumer Staples Index had a year-to-date return of 10.2% on the same day. That’s much higher than 3.1% and 4.2% for the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P 500, respectively.

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Top loser on July 8

The top losing stock on July 8 was Domtar Corporation (UFS), which fell by 2.6%.

Top gainer of July 8

The following were the top gaining stocks on July 8:

  • Harley-Davidson (HOG) rose by 1.9%.
  • Philip Morris International (PM) rose by 1.3%.
  • WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV) rose by 0.73%.
  • PepsiCo (PEP) rose by 0.73%.
  • Coca-Cola Company (KO) rose by 0.64%.

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.

In this series, we’ll take a look at the above companies’ performances, stock price movements, and latest quarterly results. Let’s start with WhiteWave Foods (WWAV).

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