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Here are the best and worst Dow and S&P 500 stocks of 2019

Apple leads the Dow, while AMD is the best performer in the S&P 500

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


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Apple CEO Tim Cook can celebrate an 86% return for the company’s stock this year — the best performance, by far, among the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

There’s no question 2019 was a breakout year for the U.S. stock market, as the Federal Reserve reversed course and lowered interest rates and negative rates abroad kept even more money flowing into the U.S.

Below are lists showing how the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% performed this year, as well as the 10 best and 10 worst among the benchmark S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.78% .

Click here for three lists of winners on the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +1.44% .

Here’s how the performance of the broad indexes compared through Dec. 31:

Index 2019 2018 3 years 5 years 10 years 15 years
Dow Jones Industrial Average 26% -3% 54% 79% 250% 289%
S&P 500 32% -4% 52% 72% 254% 267%
Nasdaq Composite Index 37% -3% 70% 98% 342% 388%
Source: FactSet

So 2019 was a recovery year after a brutal fourth quarter had caused full-year losses for 2018. Looking ahead, the Fed has indicated that interest-rate increases are unlikely for at least a year. And there are other good signs for the U.S. economy, which added 266,000 jobs during November. The unemployment rate declined to 3.5%, matching its lowest level since 1969. Average hourly wages were up 3.1%, while the estimated GDP growth rate for the third quarter was 2.1%.

The Dow 30

Here’s how all the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average performed in 2019 through Dec. 27 with dividends reinvested, except for the “new” Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -3.21% , which was formed when DowDuPont completed its split into three companies in March.

Company Ticker Total return - 2019 through Dec. 27 Total return - 5 years Total return - 10 years Total return - 15 years
Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL 86% 177% 1,015% 7,284%
Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT 59% 270% 551% 716%
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM 47% 154% 322% 428%
Visa Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V 44% 194% 844% N/A
United Technologies Corp. 44% 44% 170% 302%
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG 41% 58% 182% 251%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS 41% 27% 62% 166%
Nike Inc. Class B /zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite NKE 38% 122% 606% 994%
Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS 35% 65% 418% 547%
American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP 33% 43% 248% 220%
Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD 31% 137% 855% 648%
Intel Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC 31% 84% 302% 292%
Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT 31% 56% 186% 216%
International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM 25% 2% 39% 101%
Merck & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK 23% 84% 250% 404%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH 21% 212% 985% 706%
Coca-Cola Co. /zigman2/quotes/209159848/composite KO 21% 52% 162% 317%
Caterpillar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT 20% 84% 234% 358%
Travelers Cos. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV 17% 44% 250% 435%
Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ 16% 59% 204% 253%
Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX 15% 30% 126% 294%
McDonald's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD 14% 140% 321% 848%
Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ 14% 61% 219% 249%
Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO 13% 97% 156% 217%
Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM 7% -9% 41% 110%
Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA 5% 185% 660% 783%
3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -4% 22% 178% 218%
Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -7% 49% 206% 170%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA -11% -14% 97% 100%
Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Source: FactSet

You can click on the tickers for more about each company.

S&P 500 winners and losers

Among the S&P 500, 445 stocks had positive returns for 2019 through Dec. 27. Here are the 10 best performers:

Company Ticker Total return - 2019 through Dec. 27 Total return - 2018 Total return - 3 years Total return - 5 years Total return - 10 years Total return - 15 years
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite AMD 150% 80% 283% 1643% 366% 111%
Lam Research Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208077897/composite LRCX 120% -24% 185% 295% 728% 1,062%
KLA Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209248041/composite KLAC 104% -13% 140% 186% 686% 599%
Target Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207799045/composite TGT 102% 5% 95% 103% 252% 252%
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200781108/composite CMG 94% 49% 115% 23% 826% N/A
Xerox Holdings Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201169674/composite XRX 93% -29% 74% 17% 113% 14%
Qorvo Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209919828/composite QRVO 92% -9% 110% 75% 491% 337%
Applied Materials Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209393259/composite AMAT 90% -35% 92% 163% 435% 376%
Copart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200378896/composite CPRT 90% 11% 224% 395% 893% 1,296%
 

And the 10 worst performers:

Company Ticker Total return - 2019 through Dec. 27 Total return - 2018 Total return - 3 years Total return - 5 years Total return - 10 years Total return - 15 years
Abiomed Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202106417/composite ABMD   -48% 73% 49% 338% 1,810% 1,125%
Macy's Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201854387/composite M   -40% 24% -46% -67% 31% -9%
Occidental Petroleum Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207018272/composite OXY   -30% -13% -35% -38% -27% 128%
DXC Technology Co. /zigman2/quotes/200279350/composite DXC   -30% -35% -28% 68% 103% 111%
Mylan NV /zigman2/quotes/209413137/composite MYL   -28% -35% -48% -66% 5% 15%
Gap Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206554267/composite GPS   -27% -22% -12% -49% 14% 20%
Mosaic Co. /zigman2/quotes/203825795/composite MOS   -27% 14% -27% -49% -59% 56%
L Brands Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202062875/composite LB   -25% -54% -67% -72% 87% 89%
Alliance Data Systems Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205162001/composite ADS   -25% -40% -51% -60% 79% 146%
Kraft Heinz Co. /zigman2/quotes/203625533/composite KHC   -22% -42% -59% -27% N/A N/A
 Source: FactSet

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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 42.49
+0.49 +1.17%
Volume: 1.08M
July 8, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.98%
Market Cap
$2.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$389,560
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 31.86
-0.19 -0.59%
Volume: 3.67M
July 8, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
20.42
Dividend Yield
5.02%
Market Cap
$39.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
$673,308
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Philip van Doorn covers various investment and industry topics. He has previously worked as a senior analyst at TheStreet.com. He also has experience in community banking and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

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