Industries such as automobiles and components, consumer durables, apparel, hotels, restaurants, leisure, media, and retailing are primarily represented in this group. The Index includes McDonald's, Walt Disney Co., and Comcast.
Note: The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR was known as the Cyclical/Transportation Select Sector SPDR until June 24, 2002.
Relative Strength Index
The RSI is the ratio of daily gains to daily losses. It measures the speed and degree to which a stock price is changing. It is measured on a scale from zero to 100.Back to Top
Revenues include all net sales of the company plus any other revenues associated with the main operations of the business (or those labeled as operating revenues). It does not include dividends, interest income or non-operating income.Back to Top
Return on Assets (ROA)
The rate of investment return a company earns on its assets. ROA is determined by dividing net income from the past 12 months by total assets. The result is shown as a percentage. Unlike ROE, ROA ignores a company's liabilities.Back to Top
Return on Equity (ROE)
The rate of investment return a company earns on shareholders' equity. An indicator of profitability, ROE is determined by dividing net income from the past 12 months by shareholders' equity. This statistic shows how effectively a company is using its investors' money. Contrast with ROA.Back to Top
The difference between a company's total assets and total liabilities. Sometimes call net worth or book value, shareholders equity represents the shareholders' ownership of the company. See Price/Book ratio.Back to Top
Shares of common stock that are currently owned by investors.Back to Top
A technical analysis tool used in evaluating market sentiment. The short interest ratio is calculated by dividing the total shares sold short of a stock by its average daily trading volume. Shorted shares are those borrowed and sold by investors who think the same shares will be available later for repurchase at a lower price. A short interest ratio of greater than 2.0 is often considered a sign that a stock's price will soon go higher. The rationale is that the large short position must be covered in the future, thereby creating buying pressure and driving the stock price up.Back to Top
The price change plus dividend return for a stock over the last 12 months or three years (whichever is indicated).Back to Top
Trailing P/E Ratio
The ratio of a stock's latest closing price divided by earnings per share based on the last reported 12 months of earnings. Companies with negative earnings receive an "NE." See Net EPS.Back to Top