S&P reiterates its positive view on consumer staples ETFs (XLP,VDC), helping the sector...

|By:, SA News Editor

S&P reiterates its positive view on consumer staples ETFs (XLP,VDC), helping the sector slightly outperform broad market indexes on the day. The agency cites the group's defensive nature, as well as its solid growth and dividend record in making its bullish call. Top holdings include PG, KO, KFT, COST, PEP, WMT, MO.