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July 12, 2019, 6:52 a.m. EDT

The S&P 500 just hit a record high — so did these stocks

These 54 components of the S&P 500 rose to record levels too

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


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Shares of McDonald’s hit an all-time high on July 10.

Investors clearly find the U.S. stock market an attractive haven in a world of incredibly low (or negative) interest rates.

The S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.07%  hit an all-time intraday high on July 10, rising above 3,000 for the first time, before closing at 2,993.07, its second-highest close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.14%  and the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.22%  also hit all-time intraday highs that same day.

So did more than 10% of the S&P 500’s components.

With negative-yielding bonds around the world totaling more than $13 trillion, it is no surprise to see money continuing to pour into U.S. securities markets. A continual stream of dovish language from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, adds fuel to the momentum from the Fed’s shift in policy direction in March and the softening of language in the Federal Open Market Committee’s most recent statement.

The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y -3.70%  has fallen to 2.07% from 5.22% at the end of May and 2.69% at the end of 2018.

Among the S&P components, 54 stocks hit intraday highs, adjusted for stock splits and spinoffs, on July 10, according to data supplied by FactSet. That is quite a list, so here they are, separated by sectors, in alphabetical order. You can click the tickers for more about each company, including profiles, news coverage and financials.

Communication Services

Company Ticker All-time intraday high on July 10 Closing price - July 10 Price change - 2019 Total return with dividends reinvested - 2019 Dividend yield
Comcast Corp. Class A /zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite CMCSA $44.14 $43.79 28.6% 29.9% 1.92%
Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS $144.25 $143.54 30.9% 31.7% 1.23%

Consumer Discretionary

Company Ticker All-time intraday high on July 10 Closing price - July 10 Price change - 2019 Total return with dividends reinvested - 2019 Dividend yield
Dollar General Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200691429/composite DG $141.05 $140.93 30.4% 31.4% 0.91%
McDonald's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD $213.46 $213.00 20.0% 21.4% 2.18%
Starbucks Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207508890/composite SBUX $88.54 $88.38 37.2% 38.6% 1.63%

Consumer Staples

Company Ticker All-time intraday high on July 10 Closing price - July 10 Price change - 2019 Total return with dividends reinvested - 2019 Dividend yield
Costco Wholesale Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201191698/composite COST $271.53 $271.42 33.2% 34.0% 0.96%
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG $114.50 $113.75 23.7% 25.6% 2.62%
Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT $113.61 $112.98 21.3% 22.6% 1.88%

Financials

Company Ticker All-time intraday high on July 10 Closing price - July 10 Price change - 2019 Total return with dividends reinvested - 2019 Dividend yield
Aflac Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208944541/composite AFL $57.08 $56.51 24.0% 25.4% 1.91%
American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP $128.42 $126.89 33.1% 34.6% 1.23%
Cincinnati Financial Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208697223/composite CINF $108.50 $107.07 38.3% 40.0% 2.09%
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209108507/composite ICE $90.46 $90.29 19.9% 20.7% 1.22%
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202710814/composite MKTX $352.07 $349.40 65.3% 66.0% 0.58%
Nasdaq Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205547889/composite NDAQ $103.60 $103.02 26.3% 27.6% 1.82%
Travelers Companies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV $154.73 $153.33 28.0% 29.5% 2.14%
Willis Towers Watson Public Ltd. Co. /zigman2/quotes/202694274/composite WLTW $196.69 $195.61 28.8% 29.7% 1.33%
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$ 46.88
-0.09 -0.19%
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17.89
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1.79%
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$213.07 billion
Rev. per Employee
$513,625
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$ 138.02
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$100,120
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$ 90.48
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P/E Ratio
32.09
Dividend Yield
1.59%
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$108.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$86,863
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$ 291.90
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P/E Ratio
35.82
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0.89%
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$128.37 billion
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$600,967
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 122.12
-0.65 -0.53%
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P/E Ratio
89.79
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Market Cap
$305.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
$727,304
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$ 117.43
+0.51 +0.44%
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26.46
Dividend Yield
1.81%
Market Cap
$334.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
$223,654
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$ 51.77
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12.63
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2.09%
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$38.33 billion
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$1.95M
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$ 119.20
+0.18 +0.15%
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14.77
Dividend Yield
1.31%
Market Cap
$98.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$733,559
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$ 112.95
-0.29 -0.26%
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15.26
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1.98%
Market Cap
$18.45 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.08M
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$ 90.83
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25.59
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1.21%
Market Cap
$50.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.22M
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$ 330.29
-14.85 -4.30%
Volume: 432,028
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Dividend Yield
0.62%
Market Cap
$12.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$959,394
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$ 99.52
+0.52 +0.53%
Volume: 569,531
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30.84
Dividend Yield
1.89%
Market Cap
$16.39 billion
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$1.07M
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$38.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
$996,151
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$ 194.70
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Sept. 13, 2019 4:00p
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30.01
Dividend Yield
1.34%
Market Cap
$25.12 billion
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$195,958
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