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Which Stocks Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on August 3?

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Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On August 3, 2016, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples. The indexes had respective returns of 0.31%, 0.25%, and -0.52%.

The S&P Consumer Staples stocks had a year-to-date return of 7.5%. That’s much higher than the 3.2% and 5.9% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P 500, respectively.

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Biggest losers on August 3, 2016

The stocks that lost the most on August 3, 2016, were as follows:

  • Kate Spade & Company (KATE) fell by 18.2%
  • Delphi Automotive (DLPH) fell by 1.9%
  • Ecolab (ECL) fell by 1.1%

Top gainers on August 3, 2016

The top-gaining stocks on August 3, 2016, were as follows:

  • Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) rose by 1.2%
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) rose by 1.1%
  • WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) rose by 0.54%

In this series, we’ll take a look at the above stocks’ performance, price movements, and latest quarterly results.

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 by looking at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company.

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