U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
- 3M (MMM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 4.5% for the week
*Year-to-date, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by percent gain, up over 119%
-Exxon (XOM) had the most negative impact on the Dow, down nearly 2% for the week
*YTD, Exxon (XOM) is the worst Dow performer by percent loss, down almost 9%
-Coca-Cola (KO) had the most positive impact on the S&P & NASDAQ 100, up almost 3% for the week
*YTD, the top S&P performer by percent gain is XL Capital (XL) up over 391%
-Wells Fargo (WFC) had the most negative impact on the S&P & NASDAQ 100, down almost 6% for the week
*YTD, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by percent loss, down over 57%
-Comcast (CMCSA) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100, up over 9% for the week
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by percent gain continues to be Seagate (STX), up almost 271%
-Intel (INTC) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down almost 3% for the week
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by percent loss is Pharmaceutical Product Dev (PPDI) down almost 28% YTD
- Since the March lows, the NASDAQ is leading the way with a gain of 72.7%, followed by the S&P and Dow, up 63.5% and 59.9%, respectively
Sector Impact: 4 out of 10 sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by Utilities, up 3.6%. Financials were the most negative sector this week, down 1.6%.
- Utilities were helped by FPL Group (FPL), up 6.6% for the week
- Financials were hurt by Kimco Realty (KIM), down 8% for the week
- Year-to-date, 10 out of 10 sectors continue to trade in positive territory, with technology leading the way, up 54.1%