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S&P 500 Recovers 102% in 3 Years

Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 5:51 PM ET
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Three years after the financial crisis sent the S&P 500 to its lowest level in over 12-years, investors celebrate the strong comeback of the stock market.

When the S&P 500 hit bottom on March 9, 2009, it was 56.8 percent off its all-time closing high of 1,565.15 on Oct. 9, 2007.

Since reaching a low, however, the S&P 500 is up nearly 102 percent, with 80 percent of the index components up more than 50 percent.

Wyndham Worldwide, which traded at $3.1 three years ago, is currently the best performing stock in the index, up a whopping 1,311 percent.

On the other side of the spectrum, only 20 companies in the S&P 500 are currently down, led by First Solar , with a loss of 76 percent.

What follows is an overview of the stock market since the March 2009 low.


Source: CNBC Analytics



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