Since U.S. stocks rebounded from a twelve and a half year-low on March 9, 2009, they have posted an average gain of 100.4%, according to data compiled by CNBC.
As the stock market continues to gain steam - with all major U.S. indices higher by 54% or more since the market rebound began - companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed the average gains of the Dow and Nasdaq 100 components.
Among the major equity indexes, the Nasdaq Composite is currently leading the rally with a gain of 71% from its close on March 9, followed by the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 62% and 54%, respectively.
The Russell 2000 Index, a measure of small-cap companies, has also seen an increase of 80% since the market's multi-year low.
Despite a sharp rebound in the Nasdaq 100, up 69% from its March low, companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed tech companies in terms of average gains. Indeed, a review of the S&P shows that half of its components have posted gains north of a median return of 71% since the March low, compared to a median gain of 65% for companies in the Nasdaq 100, and a median value of 61% for the stocks in the Dow.
Within the ten major S&P sectors, financials, industrials, materials and consumer discretionary stocks are leading the way since March 9, up 145%, 80%, 79% and 78%, respectively.
The following tables portray some of the winners and losers from the stock market rally.
- Index components overall average gain since March 9: 100.4%
- Percent of companies trading up : 98%
- Average gain: 102.4%
- Percent of companies trading down: 2%
- Average loss: 10%
- Percent Change since March 9: 61.9%
- S&P 500 YTD % Change: 21.5%