Kensho: The economy is barely growing right now

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With Goldman Sachs lowering its first-quarter GDP growth estimate to 0.8 percent after a report showing declining retail sales, investors may wonder what companies can outperform during this economic malaise?

Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, we searched for the top-performing Dow Jones industrial average stocks and the best overall sectors during time periods when real GDP growth is between plus or minus 1 percent.

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