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Obama's Stimulus:  100 Days Later

100 days have now passed since President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law. Signed less than a month into his administration, the stimulus package provides notable investments into infrastructure/construction, renewable fuels/alternative energy, farming/agriculture, and healthcare.

Here’s how some of the stocks in those sectors have performed since the signing back in February:

Infrastructure/Construction Since Stimulus Bill Signing
AECOM Technology +38.5%
Caterpillar +21.3%
Fluor +16.9%
Jacobs Engineering +12.4%

Infrastructure/Construction ETFs Since Stimulus Bill Signing
PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio +19.7%
iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund +16.8%

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Homebuilders Since Stimulus Bill Signing
KB Home +43.8%
Lennar +36.6%
Ryland +18.8%
Centex +16.6%
D.R. Horton +9.6%
Toll Brothers +4.8%

Renewable Fuels/Alternative Energy Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Yingli Green Energy +138.0%
Suntech Power +73.4%
Advanced Battery Technologies +58.7%
Clean Energy Fuels +44.2%
First Solar +38.2%
LDK Solar -4.3%
Fuel Systems Solutions -13.0%

Agriculture Since Stimulus Bill Signing
CNH Global +120.5%
CF Industries +61.1%
AGCO +50.1%
Potash +49.3%
Mosaic +43.0%
Agrium +37.6%
Deere +32.1%
Monsanto +6.4%

Healthcare Since Stimulus Bill Signing
WellCare Health Plans +30.0%
Coventry Health Care +20.3%
Wellpoint +11.5%
Molina Healthcare +10.1%
Cigna +5.3%
Amerigroup +4.7%
United Healthcare -2.6%
Health Net -9.9%
Aetna -13.1%
Humana -24.5%

Additionally, here’s how some of the major indices and sectors have performed over the past 100 days:

Major Indices Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Dow Industrials +11.9%
Dow Transports +11.0%
Dow Utilities -3.7%
S&P 500 +15.4%
Nasdaq Comp. +19.9%
Russell 2000 +16.8%

S&P 500 Sectors Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Financials +52.2%
Materials +28.8%
Consumer Discretionary +28.2%
Technology +20.7%
Industrials +14.7%
Energy +9.9%
Telecom +8.8%
Consumer Staples +7.8%
Utilities -2.8%
Healthcare -3.0%

Other Major Sector Indices Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Banks +57.1%
Cyclicals +46.1%
Brokers +41.8%
Oil Services +40.8%
Insurance +31.2%
Semis +30.3%
Retailers +30.3%
REITs +26.6%
Housing +22.2%
Natural Gas Stocks +17.3%
Gold Stocks +16.2%
Consumer +13.1%
Oil Stocks +8.7%
Defense +7.8%
Healthcare +1.2%
Drugs -0.4%
Biotech -6.6%
Airlines -9.8%

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