Below is a look at the average performance of stocks in each S&P 500 sector so far in July. As shown, the average S&P 500 stock is up 0.97% this month, but the average Energy stock is down 8.12%. Materials, Telecom and Industrials stocks are also averaging declines. While some large-cap Tech stocks are up big on earnings this month, the average stock in the sector is underperforming the broad index.
On the upside, four sectors are averaging gains of more than 3% — Health Care, Utilities, Financials and Consumer Staples.
Below is a list of the 30 best performing S&P 500 stocks so far this month. As shown, Google (GOOGL) is up the most with a gain of 31%, followed by Chubb (CB) at 29.3% and then TECO Energy (TE) at +20.4%. Chipotle (CMG) and Netflix (NFLX) round out the top five with gains of just under 20%.
Other notables on the list of July winners include Celgene (CELG), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and eBay (EBAY). Vulcan Materials (VMC), Altria Group (MO), Monster Beverage (MNST), GameStop (GME) and Delta (DAL) are a few more names worth mentioning.
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