Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Nasdaq's Handful of Winners

The Nasdaq stock market has been a clear outperformer this year – it has returned 7.4 percent so far in 2015, while the S&P 500 is up by about 1 percent. But there’s more to this than meets the eye. Despite that solid return, the Nasdaq has had more falling stocks than rising stocks this year.

In fact, just six stocks constitute more than half of the rise in the Nasdaq’s market capitalization this year. Those six winners are:
  • Netflix, up 118 percent
  • Amazon, up 71 percent
  • Facebook, up 21 percent
  • Google, up 19 percent
  • Apple, up 11 percent
  • Gilead Sciences, up 6 percent

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