Sector: Consumer Staples

Performances and investment outlooks for the Consumer Staples sector and its industries.

Sector/

Industry

Index Value % of S&P 1500 % Price Change For

Rankings

5(Best) to 1(Worst)

Analyst Rec.

(+) Pos.

(0) Neu.

(-) Neg.

1 Wk 13 Wks YTD '99 5 Yrs. STARS Relative Strength
Consumer Staples 180.11 12.21 0.11 2.76 1.34 3.95 11.48 3.44 4 Marketweight
Beverages (Alcoholic) 218.69 0.37 1.23 –6.26 –3.67 28.5 16.86 4.83 3 +
Beverages (Non-Alcoholic) 167.1 1.77 –0.04 0.6 –2.48 13.31 8.71 3.3 3 +
Broadcasting (TV, Radio & Cable) 281.76 0.71 –1.1 14.19 8.13 –29.13 21.94 4.29 2 0
Distributors (Food & Health) 216.87 0.55 0.28 6.6 –2.37 72.04 16.34 2.97 4 +
Entertainment 239.51 2.76 1.03 1.11 22.57 –15.07 18.14 3 2 0
Foods 147.75 1.42 –1.76 0.97 –4.99 20.52 7.84 3.16 4 +
Household Products (Non-Durables) 188.41 1.41 0.6 0.06 –3.81 –17.48 13.59 2.88 4 0
Housewares 89.61 0.11 –2.23 23.34 12.8 –17.95 –3.56 3.01 3 0
Personal Care 139.19 0.38 0.78 –6.84 –9.7 –1.1 5.56 3.93 3 0
Restaurants 143.66 0.59 1.85 –4.39 –3.78 –1.41 6.1 3 3 0
Retail (Drug Stores) 389.47 0.54 5.03 9.97 4.04 38.84 30.41 4.3 5 0
Retail (Food Chains) 162.26 0.5 –1.17 –3.16 –7.58 30.91 9.37 4.15 3 0
Services (Employment) 69.27 0.1 0.26 –12.03 –3.07 –9.58 –9.41 4 2 0
Services (Facilities & Environmental) 112.15 0.01 3.36 –20.83 –20.89 82.51 0.67 3 2 +
Specialty Printing 96.42 0.06 2.18 27.06 9.35 –7.34 –0.16 2.23 4 -
Tobacco 152.04 0.88 –3.15 27.41 5.56 86.82 6.98 4.82 5 +

Sector STARS: The weighted averages of company STARS in the sector or industry. A higher number is better.

Relative Strength: The index's 6-month performance versus the S&P 1500. A higher number is better.

Recommendations: Industry outlooks are S&P analysts' investment outlooks for index and non-index companies. Sector weightings reflect Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee input.

Sector: Consumer Staples
The Relative Strength Graph represents the sector's 52-week price performance vs. that of the S&P 1500 Super Composite. If the purple line moves below 100, the sector is underperforming the market, and if it moves above 100, the sector Is outperforming the market.

The S&P 1500 Super Composite normalized at 100

The sector's 52-week price performance

The relative-strength trend line over the last 200 days

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