Price movements of S&P 500 indexes
On December 22, 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 -0.13%, -0.19%, and -1.0%.
S&P 500 stocks had a year-to-date return of 10.6%. That’s much higher than the 6.0% and 3.1% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, respectively.
Top losers on December 22, 2016
The top-losing stocks as of December 22, 2016, were as follows.
- Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) fell 1.6%.
- Brunswick Corporation (BC) fell 1.1%.
- Drew Industries (DW) fell 1.0%.
Top gainers of December 22, 2016
The top-gaining stocks as of December 22, 2016, were as follows.
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 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.
Let’s start with Procter & Gamble (PG)