Last Friday was the 150th day since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. During that period of unprecedented volatility, stocks extended gains.

The S&P 500 Index
US:SPX
rose 16.3%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
US:DJIA
was up 9.7%, the Nasdaq Composite Index
US:COMP
jumped 32% and the Nasdaq-100 Index
US:NDX
added 33.1%.

The best and worst performers in those indexes are listed below.

Sectors — tech still rides high

At 100 days on June 17, the best-performing sector of the S&P 500 was information technology, and even the beleaguered energy sector was up 11.7% because of the recovery in the price of oil. Here’s how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 performed during the first 150 days of the pandemic:

S&P 500 sector

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

Information Technology

30.2%

24.1%

Consumer Discretionary

30.0%

18.4%

Materials

22.8%

0.6%

Communication Services

19.2%

8.7%

Health Care

11.9%

4.3%

Industrials

9.2%

-7.7%

Energy

4.9%

-38.5%

Consumer Staples

4.7%

0.7%

Financials

3.2%

-19.4%

Real Estate

-2.7%

-5.8%

Utilities

-3.3%

-4.9%

Source: FactSet

The information technology sector has been the strongest during the pandemic and for all of 2020 so far, but the consumer discretionary sector (which includes Amazon.com
US:AMZN,
up 67% during the pandemic and up 71% for 2020) is close behind. The energy sector has pulled back from its level at the end of the pandemic’s first 100 days, even though the price of oil has risen another 10% since June 17. The year-to-date chart of continuous quotes for West Texas crude
US:CL00
for 2020 remains ugly:

FactSet

S&P 500 winners

Among the S&P 500, 341 stocks rose between March 10 and Aug. 7. Here are the 20 strongest performers during the first 150 days of the pandemic:

Company

Ticker

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

US:WST
90.6%

82.0%

Abiomed Inc.

US:ABMD
88.7%

82.2%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

US:AMD
87.0%

85.0%

PayPal Holdings Inc.

US:PYPL
81.0%

83.6%

Cadence Design Systems Inc.

US:CDNS
72.5%

56.5%

Halliburton Co.

US:HAL
71.9%

-39.1%

Nvidia Corp.

US:NVDA
71.6%

90.4%

Tractor Supply Co.

US:TSCO
70.3%

58.5%

United Parcel Service Inc. Class B

US:UPS
69.0%

34.0%

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

US:CMG
68.4%

41.0%

Amazon.com Inc.

US:AMZN
67.4%

71.4%

United Rentals Inc.

US:URI
61.6%

4.1%

DexCom Inc.

US:DXCM
57.9%

101.5%

Apple Inc.

US:AAPL
55.8%

51.4%

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

US:FCX
55.1%

6.4%

eBay Inc.

US:EBAY
53.2%

52.9%

FedEx Corp.

US:FDX
52.1%

21.4%

PerkinElmer Inc.

US:PKI
51.2%

22.9%

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

US:SWKS
50.7%

19.4%

Facebook Inc. Class A

US:FB
50.6%

30.8%

Source: FactSet

S&P 500 losers

And here are the 20 worst-performing stocks among the S&P 500 for the periods:

Company

Ticker

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

Coty Inc. Class A

US:COTY
-50.1%

-64.4%

Simon Property Group Inc.

US:SPG
-44.2%

-58.3%

Xerox Holdings Corp.

US:XRX
-41.6%

-54.5%

Carnival Corp.

US:CCL
-40.8%

-72.0%

Delta Air Lines Inc.

US:DAL
-40.2%

-53.5%

SL Green Realty Corp.

US:SLG
-35.1%

-47.1%

United Airlines Holdings Inc.

US:UAL
-34.7%

-61.0%

FirstEnergy Corp.

US:FE
-34.5%

-39.4%

Federal Realty Investment Trust

US:FRT
-33.6%

-38.8%

Ralph Lauren Corp. Class A

US:RL
-33.3%

-43.7%

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

US:NCLH
-31.8%

-76.0%

Equity Residential

US:EQR
-31.0%

-31.8%

Boston Properties Inc.

US:BXP
-30.9%

-34.7%

Kohl's Corp.

US:KSS
-30.3%

-56.8%

Vornado Realty Trust

US:VNO
-29.5%

-46.5%

Wells Fargo & Co.

US:WFC
-28.5%

-53.4%

Regency Centers Corp.

US:REG
-28.2%

-34.0%

General Electric Co.

US:GE
-27.7%

-42.7%

Southwest Airlines Co.

US:LUV
-27.0%

-38.3%

Mohawk Industries Inc.

US:MHK
-26.9%

-37.2%

Source: FactSet

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Here’s how all 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average performed during the first 150 days of the pandemic:

Company

Ticker

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

Apple Inc.

US:AAPL
55.8%

51.4%

Dow Inc.

US:DOW
35.8%

-22.1%

Microsoft Corp.

US:MSFT
32.0%

34.7%

Caterpillar Inc.

US:CAT
26.7%

-8.6%

Home Depot Inc.

US:HD
20.4%

24.4%

Cisco Systems Inc.

US:CSCO
18.3%

-1.1%

Walt Disney Co.

US:DIS
16.6%

-10.2%

Nike Inc. Class B

US:NKE
15.4%

0.5%

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

US:UNH
13.2%

7.8%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

US:GS
13.0%

-9.4%

Pfizer Inc.

US:PFE
11.2%

-1.9%

Procter & Gamble Co.

US:PG
10.8%

6.9%

Walmart Inc.

US:WMT
8.5%

9.4%

Visa Inc. Class A

US:V
7.5%

4.5%

Johnson & Johnson

US:JNJ
4.9%

1.9%

Verizon Communications Inc.

US:VZ
3.6%

-4.7%

3M Co.

US:MMM
3.3%

-10.3%

McDonald's Corp.

US:MCD
2.4%

3.5%

Chevron Corp.

US:CVX
2.1%

-28.0%

International Business Machines Corp.

US:IBM
0.2%

-6.8%

Exxon Mobil Corp.

US:XOM
0.1%

-37.7%

Merck & Co. Inc.

US:MRK
-1.2%

-10.9%

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

US:JPM
-1.3%

-28.7%

Travelers Cos. Inc.

US:TRV
-1.8%

-14.3%

American Express Co.

US:AXP
-4.0%

-20.3%

Coca-Cola Co.

US:KO
-10.9%

-13.6%

Intel Corp.

US:INTC
-11.0%

-19.7%

Raytheon Technologies Corp.

US:RTX
-13.0%

-30.7%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

US:WBA
-15.5%

-29.6%

Boeing Co.

US:BA
-26.4%

-47.8%

Source: FactSet

Nadaq-100 winners

Here are the top 10 performers among components of the Nasdaq-100 index during the first 150 days of the pandemic:

Company

Ticker

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

Moderna Inc.

US:MRNA
231.7%

278.8%

DocuSign Inc.

US:DOCU
156.5%

176.3%

Zoom Video Communications Inc. Class A

US:ZM
138.5%

280.3%

Tesla Inc.

US:TSLA
125.1%

247.3%

MercadoLibre Inc.

US:MELI
99.3%

108.8%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

US:AMD
87.0%

85.0%

PayPal Holdings Inc.

US:PYPL
81.0%

83.6%

Cadence Design Systems Inc.

US:CDNS
72.5%

56.5%

Nvidia Corp.

US:NVDA
71.6%

90.4%

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

US:LULU
67.6%

47.7%

Source: FactSet

Nasdaq-100 losers

Here are the 10 worst performers among the Nasdaq-100 for the period:

Company

Ticker

Price change – March 10 through Aug. 7

Price change – 2020

Western Digital Corp.

US:WDC
-25.9%

-41.7%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

US:WBA
-15.5%

-29.6%

Fox Corp. Class A

US:FOXA
-15.3%

-33.5%

Marriott International Inc. Class A

US:MAR
-14.7%

-38.1%

Ulta Beauty Inc.

US:ULTA
-14.7%

-19.5%

Ross Stores Inc.

US:ROST
-12.2%

-23.2%

Intel Corp.

US:INTC
-11.0%

-19.7%

Automatic Data Processing Inc.

US:ADP
-10.6%

-19.1%

Exelon Corp.

US:EXC
-9.7%

-14.6%

Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

US:SIRI
-5.5%

-16.4%

Source: FactSet

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