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Which Stocks Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space December 21?

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Price movement of S&P 500 indexes

On December 21, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Discretionary. The indexes had respective returns of 0.00%, -0.25%, and -0.05%.

The S&P 500 stocks had a year-to-date return of 10.8%. That’s much higher than the 7.1% and 3.3% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, respectively.

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Biggest losers on December 21, 2016

The stocks that lost the most on December 21, 2016, were as follows:

  • Tenneco (TEN) fell 0.45%
  • Pool (POOL) fell 0.44%
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) fell 0.34%
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO) fell 0.22%

Top gainers on December 21, 2016

The top gaining stocks on December 21, 2016, were as follows:

  • Monster Beverage (MNST) rose 4.2%
  • The Hershey Company (HSY) rose 0.55%
  • Helen of Troy (HELE) rose 0.36%

In this series, we’ll take a look at the above stocks’ performance, price movement, 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 Procter & Gamble (PG).

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