It has been a while since we last posted tables of the year’s biggest winners and losers, so now’s a good time given that we’re about to enter the fourth quarter of the year. As of the close today, the S&P 500 sits down 8.5% year-to-date, and less than 150 stocks in the index are in the green on the year. Only 15 stocks in the S&P are up more than 30% on the year, while 65 (more than 10%) are down more than 30%.
As shown below, Netflix (NFLX) is still the clear winner with a YTD gain of 101.47%. Amazon.com (AMZN) ranks second but is well behind with a gain of 61%. Cablevision (CVC), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Under Armour (UA) round out the top five.
The list of 2015’s biggest losers has quite a few Energy stocks, but the Energy sector does not have quite as big of a representation as you might expect. CONSOL Energy (CNX) is at the top of the list with a decline of 71.65%. Joy Global (JOY) ranks second at -68%, while Chesapeake (CHK), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) round out the top five with declines of more than 60%. Seven additional stocks in the index have been more than cut in half this year: GMCR, MU, SWN, ESV, MUR, DO and SNDK. UGLY is not a ticker, but that’s what this list is.