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April 3, 2020, 5:24 p.m. EDT

3 S&P sectors climbed this week — here are the stocks that rose and fell the most

Investors anticipate an oil production deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


Bloomberg
The Chevron refinery in Pasadena, Texas. Chevron was the best-performing component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week ended April 3.

Stocks ended the week with relatively moderate declines, considering the “new normal” of high volatility on most days of the coronavirus crisis. The week’s winners were mainly energy companies.

• The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.10%  fell 361 points, or 1.7%, on Friday to close at 21,052.53. The index is down 2.7% from a week ago, down 28.8% from its closing high on Feb. 12 and down 26.2% so far in 2020. (All figures in this article exclude dividends.)

• The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.34%  lost 1.5% Friday for a one-week decline of 2.1%. The benchmark index has now fallen 26.5% from its closing high on Feb. 19 and is down 23% so far in 2020. This year’s slump, of course, follows a 28.9% jump in 2019. Considering how quickly the COVID-19 pandemic led to 10 million in new unemployment claims in two weeks, you may be surprised that the S&P 500 is down only 13.4% from a year ago.

• The Nadaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.37%  was down 1.5% on Friday for a one-week decline of 1.7%. The index is down 24.9% from its record close on Feb. 19 and down 17.8% so far in 2020.

The oil story

After President Trump called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said on Thursday via Twitter that he expected the countries to cut oil production by 10 million barrels a day. The president is trying to help U.S. shale oil producers — who have relatively high production costs — survive the lack of demand, which has been exacerbated by production increases by Saudi Arabia and Russia. Myra Saefong explained that the U.S. will have to cooperate in an OPEC+ production cut in order for it to be effective.

West Texas Crude intermediate oil for May delivery ended Friday at $28.34 a barrel, for a 31.8% leap over the week.

Read: I’m not doing this to ‘get the price of oil up’— ‘what I’m trying to do is keep it from crashing into the single digits,’ says Texas oil regulator

Here’s how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 performed for the week:

S&P 500 sector Price change - 1 week through April 3 Price change - 2020 Price change - 2019
Energy 5.4% -49.8% 7.6%
Information Technology -2.0% -15.9% 48.0%
Financials -6.8% -36.3% 29.2%
Consumer Discretionary -4.7% -23.6% 26.2%
Materials -3.8% -30.6% 21.9%
Industrials -4.5% -30.8% 26.8%
Communication Services -1.4% -20.8% 30.9%
Health Care 2.0% -14.9% 18.7%
Real Estate -6.2% -24.3% 24.9%
Utilities -7.1% -19.9% 22.2%
Consumer Staples 3.5% -12.0% 24.0%
Source: FactSet

The Dow 30

Here’s how the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average performed for the week, sorted from best to worst:

Company Ticker Price change - 1 week through April 3 Price change - 2020 Price change - 2019
Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX   9.2% -37.7% 10.8%
Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT   9.0% 0.5% 27.6%
Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ   8.9% -8.0% 13.0%
Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE   8.9% -14.1% -10.2%
Caterpillar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT   8.8% -22.4% 16.2%
Merck & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK   6.3% -16.2% 19.0%
Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM   6.1% -43.8% 2.3%
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG   4.5% -7.9% 35.9%
Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ   3.7% -10.9% 9.2%
Intel Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC   3.4% -9.6% 27.5%
Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT   2.8% -2.5% 55.3%
Coca-Cola Co. /zigman2/quotes/209159848/composite KO   2.4% -20.8% 16.9%
Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO   0.6% -18.6% 10.7%
3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM   0.4% -24.2% -7.4%
International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM   -1.6% -20.7% 17.9%
Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW   -2.1% -48.9% N/A
McDonald's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD   -2.2% -18.9% 11.3%
Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL   -2.6% -17.8% 86.2%
Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS   -2.6% -35.1% 31.9%
Nike Inc. Class B /zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite NKE   -5.3% -22.2% 36.6%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH   -5.3% -21.9% 18.0%
Visa Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V   -6.0% -19.2% 42.4%
Travelers Companies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV   -6.1% -31.4% 14.4%
Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD   -6.2% -18.2% 27.1%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS   -7.2% -36.1% 37.6%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA   -7.5% -30.9% -13.7%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM   -7.8% -39.7% 42.8%
United Technologies Corp.   -12.9% -43.5% 40.6%
American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP   -17.1% -40.9% 30.6%
Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA   -23.1% -61.8% 1.0%
Source: FactSet

You can click on the tickers for more about each company, including the latest news coverage.

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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
28,335.57
-28.09 -0.10%
Volume: 350.10M
Oct. 23, 2020 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,465.39
+11.90 +0.34%
Volume: 2.16B
Oct. 23, 2020 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
11,548.28
+42.28 +0.37%
Volume: 2.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 72.57
-0.83 -1.13%
Volume: 8.73M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:03p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
7.11%
Market Cap
$139.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
$3.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 143.85
+0.30 +0.21%
Volume: 3.51M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
22.93
Dividend Yield
1.50%
Market Cap
$407.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$223,654
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/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 145.24
+0.16 +0.11%
Volume: 4.15M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
22.82
Dividend Yield
2.78%
Market Cap
$382.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
$603,509
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/zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 38.18
+0.75 +2.00%
Volume: 28.99M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
15.18
Dividend Yield
3.98%
Market Cap
$212.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
$580,595
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/zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 168.59
-0.04 -0.02%
Volume: 2.86M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
22.60
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Market Cap
$91.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
$526,173
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 79.83
+0.62 +0.78%
Volume: 6.97M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
19.43
Dividend Yield
3.06%
Market Cap
$201.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
$615,159
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/zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 34.16
-0.70 -2.01%
Volume: 27.43M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
20.34
Dividend Yield
10.19%
Market Cap
$144.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
$3.93M
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/zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 142.38
+0.93 +0.66%
Volume: 4.28M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
27.22
Dividend Yield
2.22%
Market Cap
$353.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$727,304
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/zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 57.96
+0.63 +1.10%
Volume: 12.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
13.12
Dividend Yield
4.33%
Market Cap
$239.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$905,626
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/zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 48.20
-5.70 -10.58%
Volume: 97.32M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
9.45
Dividend Yield
2.74%
Market Cap
$204.99 billion
Rev. per Employee
$659,665
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 216.23
+1.34 +0.62%
Volume: 18.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
37.54
Dividend Yield
1.04%
Market Cap
$1635.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/209159848/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 50.52
-0.16 -0.32%
Volume: 13.49M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
26.20
Dividend Yield
3.25%
Market Cap
$217.11 billion
Rev. per Employee
$506,342
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/zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 38.82
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 15.56M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
14.76
Dividend Yield
3.71%
Market Cap
$163.86 billion
Rev. per Employee
$684,933
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/zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 169.80
-0.91 -0.53%
Volume: 2.14M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:04p
P/E Ratio
19.25
Dividend Yield
3.46%
Market Cap
$97.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
$350,368
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/zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 116.00
+0.24 +0.21%
Volume: 3.89M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
13.14
Dividend Yield
5.62%
Market Cap
$103.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$208,845
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/zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 48.53
-0.29 -0.59%
Volume: 3.12M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
5.77%
Market Cap
$35.97 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 228.71
-0.44 -0.19%
Volume: 2.28M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
36.27
Dividend Yield
2.26%
Market Cap
$170.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$100,120
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 115.04
-0.71 -0.61%
Volume: 82.57M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
34.97
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Market Cap
$1994.49 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 128.35
+0.79 +0.62%
Volume: 5.44M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$231.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
$295,532
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/zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 129.99
-0.03 -0.02%
Volume: 4.05M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
77.54
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Market Cap
$204.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
$529,466
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/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 330.60
+4.87 +1.50%
Volume: 2.35M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
18.99
Dividend Yield
1.51%
Market Cap
$314.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$754,157
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/zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 198.01
+0.02 +0.01%
Volume: 5.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
38.65
Dividend Yield
0.61%
Market Cap
$421.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.25M
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/zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 125.97
-0.17 -0.13%
Volume: 1.38M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
14.42
Dividend Yield
2.70%
Market Cap
$31.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
$996,151
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/zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 283.00
+1.84 +0.65%
Volume: 1.75M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
25.92
Dividend Yield
2.12%
Market Cap
$304.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$261,993
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/zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 205.04
-0.36 -0.18%
Volume: 2.11M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
11.37
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Market Cap
$70.55 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.34M
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/zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 38.04
+0.53 +1.41%
Volume: 3.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
77.00
Dividend Yield
4.92%
Market Cap
$32.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
$380,198
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/zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 103.81
+0.93 +0.90%
Volume: 15.09M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
13.55
Dividend Yield
3.47%
Market Cap
$316.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
$497,647
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/zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 100.98
-3.81 -3.64%
Volume: 8.92M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
24.95
Dividend Yield
1.70%
Market Cap
$81.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$733,559
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/zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 167.36
-1.71 -1.01%
Volume: 10.02M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$94.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$660,961
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