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.
Top losers on December 15, 2016
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).