Price movement of S&P 500 indexes
On December 9, 2016, 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 1.4%, 0.59%, and 0.20%.
The S&P 500 stocks had a year-to-date return of 10.6%. That’s much higher than 7.5% and 2.5% for the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, respectively.
Top losers on December 9, 2016
The top-losing stocks on December 9, 2016, were as follows:
- Polaris Industries (PII): fell 2.2%
- Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN): fell 1.0%
- PACCAR (PCAR): fell 0.57%
- Harman International Industries (HAR): fell 0.24%
Top gainers on December 9, 2016
The top-gaining stocks on December 9, 2016, were as follows:
In this series, we’ll be taking 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 Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN).