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June 18, 2019, 12:01 p.m. EDT

Here are the best-performing U.S. stocks as S&P 500 nears record level

Semiconductor industry group is having a particularly good day

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


Reuters
Nvidia is one of Tuesday’s big gainers.

Semiconductor stocks led a broad U.S. rally on Tuesday, as investors cheered both the latest comments about economic stimulus from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and President Donald Trump’s tweet about his talks with China’s leader, and as the Federal Open Market Committee began its two-day policy meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.09%  added as much as 1.4% Tuesday morning; you can see how each of the components have performed below.,

The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.28%  rose as much as 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.40%  as up as much as 2%. Below are the stocks that are gaining the most.

The Dow 30

All but five of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up at about 10:30 ET:

Company Ticker Price change - June 18, 2019 Price change - 2019 Decline from 52-week high
Intel Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC 3.6% 1.8% -19.8%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS 3.2% 17.8% -19.7%
Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL 3.0% 26.6% -14.5%
Caterpillar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT 2.9% 3.1% -17.8%
American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/207081878/composite A 2.5% 30.7% -0.2%
United Technologies Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203237915/composite UTX 2.1% 19.1% -12.2%
Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA 1.9% 12.2% -18.9%
3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM 1.9% -10.8% -22.7%
Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO 1.9% 30.2% -2.0%
Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW 1.9% N/A N/A
JPMorgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM 1.7% 13.7% -6.9%
International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM 1.6% 20.6% -11.2%
Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX 1.5% 13.3% -4.1%
Nike Inc. Class B /zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite NKE 1.4% 12.3% -7.5%
Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201854387/composite M 1.4% 32.6% -0.4%
Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM 1.3% 11.5% -13.0%
Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD 1.2% 22.0% -2.7%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA 1.1% -21.9% -38.2%
Merck & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK 0.6% 9.7% -0.6%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH 0.6% -0.7% -14.1%
Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ 0.5% 8.6% -5.9%
Travelers Companies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV 0.5% 25.8% -0.2%
Pfizer Inc. TH:PF 0.5% -1.3% -7.3%
Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS 0.4% 29.1% -1.4%
McDonald's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD 0.1% 14.9% -1.1%
Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT -0.2% 17.0% -0.9%
Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ -0.4% 2.1% -6.8%
Coca-Cola Co. /zigman2/quotes/209159848/composite KO -0.4% 7.0% -2.9%
Visa Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V -0.6% 27.7% -2.1%
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG -1.3% 19.2% -1.9%
Source: FactSet

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

S&P 500 winners

Semiconductor stocks were very strong Tuesday morning, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF rising as much as 4.9%. Eight of the 10 best-performing S&P 500 components were semiconductor manufacturers or makers of equipment used by them.

Here are the 10 stocks among the S&P 500 showing the biggest gains at about 10:30 ET:

Company Ticker Price change - June 18, 2019 Price change - 2019 Decline from 52-week high
Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA 6.1% 15.3% -47.4%
Western Digital Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204213617/composite WDC 6.1% 4.1% -54.1%
Broadcom Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200488858/delayed AU:AVG 5.8% 10.7% -12.9%
Micron Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205710729/composite MU 5.7% 8.0% -44.6%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite AMD 5.5% 67.0% -10.1%
Xilinx Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209389378/composite XLNX 5.5% 29.5% -22.1%
Lam Research Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208077897/composite LRCX 5.3% 33.4% -13.3%
United Rentals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204230955/composite URI 5.2% 24.5% -26.2%
Microchip Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208326291/composite MCHP 5.0% 18.6% -16.8%
Wynn Resorts Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208845907/composite WYNN 5.0% 22.8% -31.3%
Source: FactSet

Nasdaq winners

Here are the 10 components of the Nasdaq-100 Index that showed the biggest gains as of 10:30 ET:

Company Ticker Price change - June 18, 2019 Price change - 2019 Decline from 52-week high
Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA 6.1% 15.3% -47.4%
Western Digital Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204213617/composite WDC 6.1% 4.1% -54.1%
Broadcom Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200488858/delayed AU:AVG 5.8% 10.7% -12.9%
Micron Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205710729/composite MU 5.7% 8.0% -44.6%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208144392/composite AMD 5.5% 67.0% -10.1%
Xilinx Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209389378/composite XLNX 5.5% 29.5% -22.1%
Lam Research Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208077897/composite LRCX 5.3% 33.4% -13.3%
Microchip Technology Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208326291/composite MCHP 5.0% 18.6% -16.8%
Wynn Resorts, Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208845907/composite WYNN 5.0% 22.8% -31.3%
NXP Semiconductors NV /zigman2/quotes/202999625/composite NXPI 5.0% 28.5% -19.9%
Source: FactSet

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N/A
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N/A
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1.95%
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N/A
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64.66
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1.53%
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14.79
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3.51%
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43.90
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0.33%
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N/A
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3.35%
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$17.67 billion
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$270,824
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$ 0.54
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19.29
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3.70%
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$148.78 million
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N/A
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$ 45.50
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8.31
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N/A
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$49.85 billion
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$832,917
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$ 31.14
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P/E Ratio
176.73
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$33.45 billion
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$641,089
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 94.91
+0.28 +0.30%
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25.98
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1.56%
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$23.90 billion
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$723,353
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/zigman2/quotes/208077897/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 236.10
+1.34 +0.57%
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17.22
Dividend Yield
1.95%
Market Cap
$34.00 billion
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$996,856
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/zigman2/quotes/208326291/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 95.69
-0.39 -0.41%
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64.66
Dividend Yield
1.53%
Market Cap
$22.87 billion
Rev. per Employee
$352,817
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 114.05
+0.22 +0.19%
Volume: 1.86M
Oct. 17, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
14.79
Dividend Yield
3.51%
Market Cap
$12.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$258,372
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 109.81
+1.20 +1.10%
Volume: 2.13M
Oct. 17, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
16.63
Dividend Yield
1.37%
Market Cap
$30.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
$313,567
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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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