In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, Praxair Inc (Symbol: PX) has taken over the #72 spot from Constellation Brands Inc (Symbol: STZ), according to ETF Channel . Below is a chart of Praxair Inc versus Constellation Brands Inc plotting their respective rank within the S&P 500 over time (PX plotted in blue; STZ plotted in green):
Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PX vs. STZ:
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PX and STZ collectively make up 2.91% of the PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Growth Portfolio ETF ( PWB ) which is trading up by about 0.3% on the day Friday.
PX is currently trading off about 1.1%, while STZ is down about 0.2% midday Friday.
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