The average stock in the S&P 500 is up 7.01% year-to-date as of 10/24/16.  Within the index, 64% of members are in the green for the year, while 36% are in the red.  A total of 29 stocks in the index are down more than 20% year-to-date, while 100 stocks in the index are up more than 20%.  However, although a fifth of the index is up more than 20%, just 7 stocks are up more than 50%, and 2 are up more than 100%.  You typically see a few more big winners in an up year like this one.

Nonetheless, the two stocks in the S&P that are sitting on triple-digit percentage gains year-to-date are NVIDIA (NVDA) and ONEOK (OKE).  It looks like using all caps for your company name is a winning strategy!  Newmont Mining (NEM) ranks third with a gain of 99.72% (nope, we’re not rounding up on this one), while Spectra Energy (SE) and Southwestern Energy (SWN) round out the top five.  Notably, 3 of the 5 best performing stocks are from the Energy sector.  Other notables on the list of 2016’s big winners include Urban Outfitters (URBN), Halliburton (HAL), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Time Warner (TWX), and Best Buy (BBY).


Below is a list of the S&P 500 stocks down more than 20% year-to-date.  Endo (ENDP) tops the list of losers with a decline of 65.31%.  That’s nearly double the next worst stock, which is Stericycle (SRCL) at -37.84%.  Other notables on the list of losers include First Solar (FSLR), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Gilead Sciences (GILD), TripAdvisor (TRIP), and Staples (SPLS).  Twelve of the 29 stocks down 20%+ this year are from the Health Care sector.



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