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Bull market turns 5: Here are the winners

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Investors are celebrating the second strongest five-year bull run since World War II, but remain skeptical about the future.

The S&P 500 is up 177 percent since the market low on March 9, 2009, putting the current five-year bull market as the strongest since the bull run of 1982-87, when the index rose 229 percent.

Company
Price
3/9/2009
% Chg.
Consumer Discretionary 530.39 125.72 322%
Financials 300.27 83.77 258%
Industrials 451.75 132.83 240%
Information Technology 596.29 199.62 199%
Materials 299.26 108.82 175%
Health Care 687.39 253.27 171%
Consumer Staples 436.14 199.8 118%
Energy 639.04 310.92 106%
Utilities 201.25 113.81 77%
Telecommunications Services 147.05 88.1 67%
Source: CNBC Analytics

Similarly to the S&P, the Dow is up 150 percent while the Nasdaq is up the most, with a gain of 240 percent.

The current bull run ranks as the fourth strongest on record, and sixth in terms of the longest bull markets.

So where do stocks go from here? "I think the market is in a zone of fair valuation and there's no real reason for it to rage," said Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman and CEO. He expects the S&P to trade at around 1,870 by the end of the year, and close to the mid-1,900s by the end of 2015.

When the S&P 500 hit a 12-year low on March 9, 2009, it was off by 56.8 percent from its previous high in October 2007.

"We have to thank Mr. Bernanke for slowly growing the economy to get where we've gotten," Cooperman said on CNBC's "Halftime Report." "It's very predictable in a sense that every economic recession sows the seeds for the next business recovery, and every business recovery sows the seeds for the next recession."

Since the market low in 2009, 8 out of 10 S&P sectors are up more than 100 percent, led by consumer discretionary, financial and industrial names, while about one-third of the Dow stocks are up more than 300 percent.

The strongest and longest bull run ever took place from 1987 to 2000, when the S&P rose 582 percent.

Below is a look at the top Dow stocks since the market low. In the past five years, there have been six new additions: Goldman Sachs, Nike, Visa, UnitedHealth, Cisco and Travelers International.

Dow components since March 2009

Ticker
Company
3/7/2014
3/9/2009
% Chg.
Including Div.
AXP American Express $93.86 $10.64 782% 863%
DIS Disney $82.21 $15.59 427% 463%
HD Home Depot $82.55 $18.23 353% 420%
DD DuPont $67.24 $16.14 317% 403%
BA Boeing $128.54 $31.00 315% 371%
V Visa $225.56 $49.80 353% 370%
CAT Caterpillar $97.05 $23.92 306% 362%
UNH UnitedHealth Group $77.40 $17.79 335% 360%
NKE NIKE $79.46 $19.29 312% 344%
GE General Electric $26.13 $7.41 253% 312%
JPM JPMorgan Chase $59.40 $15.90 274% 310%
MMM 3M Company $134.11 $42.07 219% 263%
UTX United Technologies $118.31 $37.56 215% 255%
MRK Merck $57.47 $20.99 174% 235%
PFE Pfizer $32.43 $12.63 157% 211%
TRV Travelers $83.93 $33.52 150% 186%
MSFT Microsoft $37.90 $15.15 150% 184%
VZ Verizon $47.15 $26.18 80% 151%
GS Goldman Sachs $174.26 $73.95 136% 150%
IBM IBM $187.68 $83.48 125% 146%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson $93.32 $46.60 100% 137%
CVX Chevron $115.08 $58.28 97% 134%
INTC Intel Corporation $24.64 $12.55 96% 133%
KO Coca-Cola $38.55 $19.38 99% 131%
MCD McDonald's $95.50 $52.32 83% 114%
PG Procter & Gamble $78.38 $44.18 77% 108%
T AT&T $32.54 $21.72 50% 99%
WMT Wal-Mart Stores $74.58 $47.51 57% 78%
CSCO Cisco Systems $21.73 $13.62 60% 71%
XOM Exxon Mobil $94.99 $64.57 47% 67%
Source: CNBC Analytics


—By CNBC's Giovanny Moreano. Follow him on Twitter: @giovannymoreano