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Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on December 15?

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Dec. 4 2020, Updated 10:53 a.m. ET

Price movement of the S&P 500 indexes

On December 15, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples Index had slightly outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.49%, 0.39%, and -0.25%.

The S&P 500 stocks had a year-to-date return of 10.7%. That’s much higher than 6.6% and 2.9% from the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P Consumer Staples Index, respectively.

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Top losers on December 15, 2016

The top losing stocks on December 15, 2016, were as follows:

  • HanesBrands (HBI) fell 1.7%
  • Sanderson Farms (SAFM) fell 0.58%
  • General Mills (GIS) fell 0.08%

Top gainers on December 15, 2016

The top gaining stocks on December 15, 2016, were as follows:

  • Flowers Foods (FLO) rose 3.5%
  • Pinnacle Foods (PF) rose 0.85%
  • Hershey (HSY) rose 0.72%
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) rose 0.33%
  • McCormick & Company (MKC) rose 0.28%

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 HanesBrands (HBI).

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