Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On September 20, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Discretionary as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.24%, 0.03%, and 0.10%.
The S&P Consumer Staples stocks had a year-to-date return of 4.7%. That’s much higher than 0.48% and slightly higher than 4.69% for the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P 500, respectively.
Top losers on September 20, 2016
Top gainers of September 20, 2016
The top-gaining stocks as of September 20, 2016, were as follows:
- Columbia Sportswear (COLM): rose 3.2%
- Altria Group (MO): rose 0.40%
- Sonoco Products (SON): rose 0.04%
In this series, we’ll take a look at the above stocks’ performances, 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 with Ford Motor (F).