Consumer Staples (XLP)
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund, before expenses, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the Consumer Staples Select Sector Index (ticker: IXR). The Fund’s approach is designed to provide portfolio with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking and lower costs.
The companies in this sector are primarily involved in the development and production of consumer products that cover food and drug retailing, beverages, food products, tobacco, household products, and personal products. Component stocks include Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris International, and Coca-Cola.