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.
Biggest losers on August 3, 2016
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.