Shares of companies in the consumer discretionary sector received a significant boost on Tuesday, thanks to the release of tame inflation data. This positive news has sparked hopes that consumers will have additional spending power if price increases continue to slow down. In response to the data, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector ETF (XLY) experienced a surge of 1.5%, reaching a two-month high during premarket trading.
Top Performers in the ETF
Several components of the ETF saw notable gains after the consumer price index data was revealed. Tesla Inc. (TSLA) saw its shares jump by 4.1%, reaching a one-month high compared to its pre-data increase of 1.8%. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) also experienced a rise of 1.7%, reaching a 19-month high compared to its pre-data increase of 0.5%. Ford Motor Co. (F) performed well too, with a 0.7% gain after a mere 0.1% increase pre-data.
Boost for Consumer Staples Companies
In addition to the consumer discretionary sector, consumer staples companies also experienced a lift from the CPI data. Walmart Inc. (WMT) saw its shares rise by 0.3%, Target Corp. (TGT) increased by 1.2%, and Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) tacked on an additional 0.4%. Prior to the data release, Walmart's stock had increased by 0.2%, Target's by 0.8%, and Costco's by 0.3%.
Overall Market Performance
Meanwhile, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) powered up by 1.3% after edging up just 0.1% before the data was made public.
This recent boost in the consumer discretionary sector, along with the positive performance of consumer staples companies, hints at a potential trend of increased spending power for consumers. The effects of tame inflation data have undoubtedly had a notable impact on the market, providing investors with optimism for the future.
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