The average stock in the Russell 1,000 is up 0.5% quarter-to-date and 3.4% year-to-date. Below is a breakdown of average QTD and YTD stock performance by sector. As shown, most sectors are near the flat-line for the quarter, with Health Care and Utilities the only standouts. Health Care’s average stock is up 5% QTD, while Utilities’ average stock is down 6.9% QTD.
Netflix (NFLX) has been this quarter’s (and this year’s) big winner with a gain of nearly 60%. Another name in the top three is Tesla (TSLA) with a gain of 42%. While Tesla is up 42% this quarter, it’s only up 20.85% on the year.
There are two stocks on the list of winners this quarter that remain down year-to-date — GoPro (GPRO) and Ocwen Financial (OCN). Other notables on the list of big winners include FireEye (FEYE), Tableau Software (DATA), Herbalife (HLF), Gilead (GILD), Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and Splunk (SPLK).
You can’t show the winners without showing the losers as well. Below is a list of the worst performing Russell 1,000 stocks so far this quarter. Peabody Energy (BTU) is off the most with a decline of 53%, leaving it down 70% year-to-date. SandRidge Energy (SD) is down the second most at -43%, followed by Windstream Holdings (WIN) at -41.4%. Other notables on the list of losers include Kate Spade (KATE), Michael Kors (KORS), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) and Twitter (TWTR). Twitter is down 30% on the quarter but just 1.95% on the year.