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.
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).