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The best and worst stocks of 2018

(Updated by means of the market shut on Dec. 31.)

One essential theme for the stock market throughout 2018 was the return of volatility, as traders apprehensive about Federal Reserve tightening and President Trump’s commerce dispute with China.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average














DJIA, +1.15%












 declined 5.6% throughout 2018, however it was down 13.4% from the intraday excessive it hit on Oct. 3. Illustrating that volatility, the best performer of the yr among the many S&P 500














SPX, +0.85%












 was Advanced Micro Devices














AMD, +3.59%












up 79.6% for the yr however which additionally fell 40.2% in the course of the fourth quarter.

This was the worst year for the Dow since 2008, and the primary decline for the benchmark index since 2015, when it was down 2.2%.

Read: Here’s how ugly 2018 was for stocks and other assets

Before itemizing this yr’s stock-price winners and losers, listed here are worth adjustments for the foremost indexes and the S&P 500 sectors:

Index or S&P 500 sector Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Dow Jones Industrial Average














DJIA, +1.15%











-5.6% 25.1% -13.4%
Nasdaq Composite Index














COMP, +0.77%











-3.9% 28.2% -18.4%
S&P 500














SPX, +0.85%











-6.2% 19.4% -14.8%
S&P Mid Cap 400














MID, +1.01%











-12.9% 14.5% -19.4%
S&P Small Cap 600














SML, +0.56%












 
-9.8% 11.7% -23.2%
S&P Composite 1500 -6.8% 18.8% -15.0%
S&P 500 / Health Care 4.7% 20.0% -9.6%
S&P 500 / Utilities 0.5% 8.3% -6.4%
S&P 500 / Consumer Discretionary -0.5% 21.2% -16.8%
S&P 500 / Information Technology -1.6% 36.9% -18.3%
S&P 500 / Real Estate – SEC -5.6% 7.2% -9.5%
S&P 500 / Consumer Staples -11.2% 10.5% -13.8%
S&P 500 / Financials -14.7% 20.0% -21.0%
S&P 500 / Industrials -15.0% 18.5% -20.1%
S&P 500 / Communication Services -16.4% -6.0% -17.9%
S&P 500 / Materials -16.4% 21.4% -21.2%
S&P 500 / Energy -20.5% -3.8% -26.8%
Source: FactSet

These figures don’t embody dividends.

The solely two S&P 500 sectors that have been up for the yr by means of have been health care and utilities. The utilities sector was the least unstable when in comparison with its 52-week excessive. The power sector fared worst, which can be most likely no shock, because the oil-price restoration stalled. West Texas Crude oil














CL1, +1.53%












 slumped 25% in 2018.

Winners and losers
Dow Jones Industrial Average

Here are 2018 worth adjustments for all 30 Dow stocks, sorted from best to worst. Only 13 of its elements have been up for the yr:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Merck & Co.














MRK, +1.38%











35.8% -4.4% -4.7%
Pfizer Inc.














PFE, +1.61%











20.5% 11.5% -6.1%
Microsoft Corp.














MSFT, +1.18%











18.7% 37.7% -12.6%
Nike Inc. Class B














NKE, +1.09%











18.5% 23.1% -13.8%
Visa Inc. Class A














V, +0.76%











15.7% 46.1% -12.9%
Cisco Systems Inc. C














CSCO, +1.31%











13.1% 26.7% -12.4%
UnitedHealth Group Inc.














UNH, +1.17%











13.0% 37.8% -13.5%
Boeing Co.














BA, +1.93%











9.4% 89.4% -18.2%
Verizon Communications Inc.














VZ, +1.72%











6.2% -0.8% -8.7%
Coca-Cola Co.














KO, +0.32%











3.2% 10.7% -6.9%
McDonald’s Corp.














MCD, +1.14%











3.2% 41.4% -7.0%
Walt Disney Co.














DIS, +2.19%











2.0% 3.2% -8.8%
Intel Corp.














INTC, +0.39%











1.7% 27.3% -18.5%
Procter & Gamble Co.














PG, +0.81%











0.0% 9.3% -5.1%
American Express Co.














AXP, +0.95%











-4.0% 34.1% -16.8%
Walmart Inc.














WMT, +1.11%











-5.7% 42.9% -15.3%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.














WBA, +0.41%











-5.9% -12.3% -20.8%
Apple Inc.














AAPL, +0.97%











-6.7% 46.1% -32.4%
Johnson & Johnson














JNJ, +1.40%











-7.6% 21.3% -13.4%
JPMorgan Chase & Co.














JPM, +0.82%











-8.7% 23.9% -18.2%
Home Depot Inc.














HD, +0.94%











-9.3% 41.4% -20.2%
Travelers Cos.














TRV, +1.28%











-11.7% 10.8% -20.5%
Chevron Corp.














CVX, +0.13%











-13.1% 6.4% -18.7%
United Technologies Corp.














UTX, +1.08%











-16.5% 16.4% -26.1%
Exxon Mobil Corp.














XOM, +0.03%











-18.5% -7.3% -23.6%
3M Co.














MMM, +0.62%











-19.0% 31.8% -26.7%
Caterpillar Inc.














CAT, +1.16%











-19.4% 69.9% -26.7%
DowDuPont Inc.














DWDP, +0.87%











-24.9% 24.5% -30.6%
International Business Machines Corp.














IBM, +0.57%











-25.9% -7.6% -33.6%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.














GS, +2.47%











-34.4% 6.4% -39.3%
Source: FactSet

You can click on the tickers for extra about every firm, together with information, profiles, charts, worth ratios and financials.

S&P 500

Here are the 10 S&P 500 stocks that rose essentially the most throughout 2018:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.














AMD, +3.59%











79.6% -9.3% -45.9%
Abiomed Inc.














ABMD, +2.16%











73.4% 66.3% -29.3%
Fortinet Inc.














FTNT, +0.13%











61.2% 45.1% -25.4%
Advance Auto Parts Inc.














AAP, +1.29%











57.9% -41.1% -15.4%
TripAdvisor Inc.














TRIP, +0.73%











56.5% -25.7% -21.8%
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.














CMG, +1.79%











49.4% -23.4% -18.6%
Keysight Technologies Inc.














KEYS, +3.24%











49.2% 13.8% -11.8%
Red Hat Inc.














RHT, +0.60%











46.2% 72.3% -2.1%
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.














ORLY, +0.65%











43.1% -13.6% -5.2%
Boston Scientific Corp.














BSX, +1.93%











42.6% 14.6% -10.4%
Source: FactSet

But 329 elements — 66% of the index — declined throughout 2018. Here are the 10 that fell essentially the most:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Coty Inc. Class A














COTY, +1.08%











-67.0% 8.6% -69.7%
Mohawk Industries Inc.














MHK, -0.20%











-57.6% 38.2% -58.6%
L Brands Inc.














LB, +0.82%











-57.4% -8.5% -58.2%
General Electric Co.














GE, +0.80%











-56.6% -44.8% -60.9%
Perrigo Co. PLC














PRGO, -2.93%











-55.5% 4.7% -59.6%
Invesco Ltd.














IVZ, +1.15%











-54.2% 20.4% -56.4%
Western Digital Corp.














WDC, +0.63%











-53.5% 17.0% -65.4%
Newfield Exploration Co.














NFX, +2.30%











-53.5% -22.1% -58.4%
Affiliated Managers Group Inc.














AMG, +1.49%











-52.5% 41.3% -55.1%
Cimarex Energy Co.














XEC, +0.65%











-49.5% -10.2% -52.6%
Source: FactSetr
S&P 400 Mid Cap

Among the three important S&P indexes, the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index














MID, +1.01%












 was the worst performer of 2018, with a 12.9% decline.

Here are the yr’s 10 best performers among the many S&P 400:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Class A














WWE, +2.27%











144.3% 66.2% -23.5%
Haemonetics Corp.














HAE, +4.51%











72.3% 44.5% -14.9%
Integrated Device Technology Inc.














IDTI, +0.21%











62.9% 26.2% -0.6%
Insperity Inc.














NSP, +1.91%











62.8% 61.7% -22.9%
Esterline Technologies Corp.














ESL, +0.01%











62.6% -16.3% -0.6%
Ciena Corp.














CIEN, +2.45%











62.0% -14.3% -7.2%
Deckers Outdoor Corp.














DECK, -0.51%











59.4% 44.9% -6.9%
Five Below Inc.














FIVE, +3.36%











54.3% 66.0% -24.8%
Zebra Technologies Corp. Class A














ZBRA, +2.09%











53.4% 21.0% -13.8%
Molina Healthcare Inc.














MOH, +2.25%











51.6% 41.3% -24.6%
Source: FactSet

Here are the 10 worst performers:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Adient PLC














ADNT, -3.71%











-80.9% 34.3% -82.2%
Delphi Technologies PLC














DLPH, +0.07%











-72.7% N/A -76.3%
Wyndham Destinations Inc.














WYND, -0.33%











-69.1% 51.7% -37.9%
McDermott International Inc.














MDR, -3.68%











-66.9% -11.0% -76.0%
EQT Corp.














EQT, -1.56%











-66.8% -13.0% -41.8%
Thor Industries Inc.














THO, +1.29%











-65.5% 50.6% -67.8%
Scientific Games Corp.














SGMS, +2.23%











-65.1% 266.4% -71.5%
Hain Celestial Group Inc.














HAIN, +1.93%











-62.6% 8.6% -62.9%
Coherent Inc.














COHR, +3.10%











-62.5% 105.4% -67.9%
Dana Inc.














DAN, +0.81%











-57.4% 68.7% -61.4%
Source: FactSet
S&P 600 Small Cap

The S&P 600 Small Cap Index














SML, +0.56%












 fell 9.8% throughout 2018.

Here are the 10 largest winners among the many index elements:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Tabula Rasa Healthcare Inc.














TRHC, +2.51%











127.3% 87.2% -30.1%
Amedisys Inc.














AMED, +2.02%











122.2% 23.6% -16.9%
eHealth Inc.














EHTH, +4.69%











121.2% 63.1% -5.6%
Renewable Energy Group Inc.














REGI, +1.46%











117.8% 21.6% -21.0%
Evertec Inc.














EVTC, +0.95%











110.3% -23.1% -3.4%
Crocs Inc.














CROX, -2.48%











105.5% 84.3% -12.8%
Belmond Ltd. Class A














BEL, +0.81%











104.3% -8.2% -1.4%
Fossil Group Inc.














FOSL, -3.08%











102.4% -70.0% -51.1%
BioTelemetry Inc.














BEAT, +3.99%











99.7% 33.8% -20.1%
Addus HomeCare Corp.














ADUS, +0.91%











95.1% -0.7% -12.8%
Source: FactSetr

And the 10 largest losers:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Cloud Peak Energy Inc.














CLD, -1.05%











-91.8% -20.7% -93.6%
Akorn Inc.














AKRX, -1.74%











-89.5% 47.6% -89.9%
Francesca’s Holdings Corp.














FRAN, +17.15%











-86.7% -59.5% -88.6%
Diebold Nixdorf Inc.














DBD, -0.40%











-84.8% -35.0% -86.9%
Bristow Group Inc.














BRS, +16.27%











-82.0% -34.2% -87.1%
Lannett Co.














LCI, -2.75%











-78.6% 5.2% -80.5%
United Natural Foods Inc.














UNFI, +3.22%











-78.5% 3.2% -78.8%
Maiden Holdings Ltd.














MHLD, +4.43%











-75.0% -62.2% -81.9%
Invacare Corp.














IVC, +4.88%











-74.5% 29.1% -78.5%
Nabors Industries Ltd.














NBR, -0.50%











-70.7% -58.4% -77.4%
Source: FactSet
Nasdaq-100

The Nasdaq Composite Index














COMP, +0.77%












 was down 3.9% for the yr.

Narrowing issues down, listed here are the best performers of 2018 among the many Nasdaq-100














NDX, +0.71%












:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.














AMD, +3.59%











79.6% -9.3% -45.9%
Workday Inc. Class A














WDAY, +0.08%











56.9% 53.9% -7.5%
Lululemon Athletica Inc














LULU, +0.17%











54.7% 20.9% -26.2%
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.














ORLY, +0.65%











43.1% -13.6% -5.2%
Netflix Inc.














NFLX, +4.52%











39.4% 55.1% -36.8%
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Class A














FOXA, +0.31%











39.4% 23.1% -4.0%
Illumina Inc.














ILMN, +0.57%











37.3% 70.6% -19.5%
Intuitive Surgical Inc.














ISRG, +1.64%











31.2% 72.6% -17.6%
VeriSign Inc.














VRSN, +0.96%











29.6% 50.4% -16.1%
Adobe Inc.














ADBE, +1.39%











29.1% 70.2% -18.5%
Souce: FactSet

And the worst 10 of 2018 among the many Nasdaq-100:

Company Ticker Price change – 2018 Price change – 2017 Decline from 52-week excessive
Western Digital Corp.














WDC, +0.63%











-53.5% 17.0% -65.4%
JD.com Inc. ADR Class A














JD, -3.59%











-49.5% 62.8% -58.7%
Kraft Heinz Co.














KHC, -1.22%











-44.7% -10.9% -46.6%
Wynn Resorts Ltd.














WYNN, +1.72%











-41.3% 94.9% -51.4%
Liberty Global PLC Class A














LBTYA, +0.23%











-40.5% 17.2% -46.3%
Ctrip.com International Ltd. ADR














CTRP, -2.49%











-38.6% 10.3% -47.9%
Celgene Corp.














CELG, +2.66%











-38.6% -9.8% -41.7%
American Airlines Group Inc.














AAL, +0.88%











-38.3% 11.4% -45.6%
NXP Semiconductors NV














NXPI, +1.59%











-37.4% 19.5% -41.8%
Applied Materials Inc.














AMAT, +1.11%











-36.0% 58.4% -47.5%
Source: FactSet

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