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Deep Dive: Wednesday’s worst-performing stocks mostly come from this one sector that has investors really worried

Consumer stocks were hit hard on May 18 as disappointing earnings reports from Target Corp. and Walmart Inc. led to double-digit declines for many retailers.

Market Snapshot: Dow skids 1,100 points and heads for worst day since June 2020 on stagflation fears, higher costs eroding profits

Shares of Target
TGT,
-24.93%

fell 25% after the company reported a 48% decline in earnings per share for its first fiscal quarter from the year-earlier quarter.

Read: Target stock plunges as profit drops on consumer spending shifts and jump in freight costs

Target’s disappointment came after Walmart reported a 24% decline in quarterly profit. Shares of the largest U.S. retailer fell 7% on May 18, following an 11% decline the previous day.

A contagion spread, with shares of Dollar Tree
DLTR,
-14.42%

dropping 14% even though the discount retailer isn’t scheduled to report its quarterly results until May 26.

The worst sector of 2022 is no longer tech

The consumer discretionary sector suffered a 6.6% decline in only one day and hit the trifecta for the worst performance of the session, for the first 13 trading days of May and for 2022.

Here’s a summary of how the 11 sectors of the benchmark S&P 500
SPX,
-4.04%

have performed this year:

S&P 500 sector

Price change – 2022

Price change – May

Price change – May 18

Consumer Discretionary

-30.8%

-12.4%

-6.6%

Communication Services

-27.0%

-1.3%

-3.4%

Information Technology

-24.5%

-6.9%

-4.7%

Real Estate

-19.3%

-10.0%

-2.9%

Financials

-15.2%

-4.0%

-2.8%

Industrials

-13.7%

-4.0%

-3.8%

Materials

-9.6%

-3.6%

-3.2%

Health Care

-9.4%

-1.9%

-2.6%

Consumer Staples

-7.3%

-8.0%

-6.4%

Utilities

-0.3%

0.2%

-1.0%

Energy

46.2%

8.0%

-2.8%

Full S&P 500

-17.7%

-5.0%

-4.0%

Source: FactSet

Stocks that fell the most on May 18

The S&P 500 slumped 4% on May 18 for its worst performance of 2022. Here are the 11 stocks in the benchmark index that fell more than 10% for the session:

Company

Ticker

Price change – May 18

Price change – May

Price change – 2022

Decline from 52-week high

Date of 52-week intraday high

Target Corp.

TGT,
-24.93%

-24.9%

-29.3%

-30.2%

-39.9%

11/15/2021

Dollar Tree Inc.

DLTR,
-14.42%

-14.4%

-17.6%

-4.8%

-24.5%

04/21/2022

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

ODFL,
-12.97%

-13.0%

-15.6%

-34.0%

-36.7%

12/07/2021

Tractor Supply Co.

TSCO,
-12.52%

-12.5%

-9.8%

-23.9%

-24.8%

03/31/2022

Costco Wholesale Corp.

COST,
-12.45%

-12.5%

-19.2%

-24.4%

-29.9%

04/07/2022

Dollar General Corp.

DG,
-11.11%

-11.1%

-14.8%

-14.2%

-22.9%

04/21/2022

Ulta Beauty Inc.

ULTA,
-10.83%

-10.8%

-11.7%

-15.0%

-20.1%

04/21/2022

Best Buy Co.

BBY,
-10.51%

-10.5%

-15.9%

-25.6%

-46.7%

11/22/2021

J.M. Smucker Co.

SJM,
-10.49%

-10.5%

-6.3%

-5.5%

-12.5%

05/09/2022

Etsy Inc.

ETSY,
-10.47%

-10.5%

-15.4%

-64.0%

-74.4%

11/26/2021

Newell Brands Inc.

NWL,
-10.40%

-10.4%

-10.7%

-5.4%

-31.3%

05/10/2021

Source: FactSet

Click on the tickers for more about each company.

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