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Consumer Defensive: Strong Growth Leaves Few Values

Shifting consumer health trends are having a big impact on the sector.

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Consumer defensive continued its string of outperformance in the third quarter, gaining 5% versus 1% for the broader U.S. equity market through Sept. 24 (Exhibit 1).

Sector performance outpacing the market lately. - source: Morningstar

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Erin Lash does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.