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One Stock That is Winning and Losing at the Same Time?

Name That Stock
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Name That Stock

Market Trivia Question:
Which stock is both the sole gainer on the Dow Industrials since the market’s all-time high (set in October 2007) and the index’s worst performer since the market’s current low back in March? (The answer is at the end of the post.)

Happy 2-Month Anniversary to the Bulls!

Today marks the 2-month anniversary of the current “bull market” for both the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 . Back on March 6, the Dow hit a low (intraday) of 6,469.95, while the S&P 500 fell to 666.79 – and what a rally it has been since then!

During this time, financials have doubled, while other sectors like transports, industrials, materials, and retailers have soared more than 50%.

Despite the recent strength, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 are still down over 40% from their all-time highs set back on October 9, 2007.

Take a look at the performance of the major indices and sectors since that March 6 market low and the October 2007 market high:

Since Markets’ March 6 Low Since Markets’ All-Time High
Dow Industrials +30.2% -40.5%
Dow Transports +54.3% -33.2%
Dow Utilities +19.5% -33.8%
S&P 500 +36.0% -42.1%
Nasdaq Composite +37.0% -37.9%
Russell 2000 +45.1% -41.1%

S&P 500 Sectors
Financials +104.3% -66.7%
Industrials +53.3% -47.5%
Materials +51.8% -39.8%
Consumer Discretionary +51.1% -37.4%
Technology +36.2% -35.5%
Energy +26.6% -34.6%
Telecom +22.0% -39.7%
Utilities +19.5% -35.5%
Consumer Staples +14.8% -21.1%
Healthcare +13.8% -32.3%

Other Major Sector Indices
Banks +114.9% -65.4%
Cyclicals +103.2% -48.0%
Brokers +72.0% -61.1%
Insurance +71.8% -68.3%
Housing +71.4% -45.4%
REITs +60.7% -59.2%
Oil Services +57.8% -43.4%
Healthcare +52.8% -48.3%
Airlines +50.6% -59.8%
Retailers +50.6% -31.7%
Defense +45.5% -38.3%
Natural Gas Stocks +45.3% -20.5%
Semis +39.6% -46.3%
Consumer +31.1% -26.6%
Oil Stocks +23.8% -35.3%
Gold Stocks +11.4% -7.2%
Drugs +11.2% -32.2%
Biotech +10.9% -26.3%

Market Trivia Answer - So which is the one company on the Dow that has both out- and under performed its peers?

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With a gain of 10%, Wal-Mart is the only member of the Dow that is up since October 2007. However, it is also the worst performing Dow 30 stock since the market’s current March 6 bottom, posting a meager 3% gain since then.

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