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.
Biggest losers on December 21, 2016
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).