The year is now a third over, and the S&P 500 is down 5.64% year to date. Below we provide the year to date performance of the ten sectors of the S&P 500. Telecom is down the most at -11.25%, followed by Health Care (-10.69%), Technology (-9.52%), Financials (-9.26%) and Utilities (-6.03%). Industrials, Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Materials and Energy are the sectors that are outperforming the overall market, with Materials and Energy the only ones in the black this year.
Below we highlight the best performing stocks in the Russell 3,000 through the end of April (>$5/share). As shown, Finish Line (FINL) is up the most at 171.49%, followed by IDIX, CAO, MMR and CWEI. Of the stocks in the index that are currently trading over $5 per share, 37.9% are trading up on the year, 6.9% are up more than 25%, 1.26% are up more than 50%, and 0.19% are up more than 100%.
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