Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On September 7, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index had slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples Index and the S&P 500 Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.00%, -0.91%, and -0.01%.
On September 7, the S&P Consumer Staples stocks had a year-to-date return of 7.4%. That’s much higher than the 3.3% and 7.0% returns from the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P 500 Index, respectively.
Top losers on September 7, 2016
The top losing stocks on September 7, 2016, were as follows:
- General Mills (GIS) fell by 4.3%
- Hormel Foods (HRL) fell by 1.5%
- Altria Group (MO) fell by 0.71%
- PACCAR (PCAR) fell by 0.61%
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) fell by 0.45%
- Sony Corporation (SNE) fell by 0.24%
- Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) fell by 0.15%
Top gainers of September 7, 2016
The top gaining stocks on September 7, 2016, were as follows:
- Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) rose by 1.6%
- Ingredion (INGR) rose by 0.51%
- Verifone Systems (PAY) rose by 0.36%
- Ford Motor (F) rose by 0.24%
- Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) rose by 0.14%
- WABCO Holdings (WBC) rose by 0.15%
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 PACCAR (PCAR).