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Here are the stocks that have soared and sunk the most in 2019

Here’s a review of the winners and losers on multiple indexes, including the small-cap and midcap categories

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch


Bloomberg
Chipotle Mexican Grill was the best performer among the S&P 500 during the first three quarters of 2019, with shares nearly doubling.

The U.S. stock market had lackluster third-quarter performance. Here’s how the broad indexes fared for those three months and the first three quarters of 2019, along with long-term returns:

Index Total return: third quarter, 2019 Total return: 2019, through Sept. 30 Total return: 3 years Total return: 5 years Total return: 10 years Total return: 15 years
Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.2% 15.4% 47.0% 60.2% 183.1% 164.1%
S&P 500 1.7% 20.6% 45.8% 67.3% 246.7% 264.7%
S&P 400 Mid Cap Index -0.1% 17.9% 30.9% 53.0% 226.5% 307.5%
S&P Small Cap 600 Index -0.2% 13.5% 30.7% 60.2% 240.1% 291.1%
Nasdaq Composite Index 0.2% 0.2% 55.6% 88.4% 322.2% 391.3%
Nasdaq-100 Index 1.3% 23.4% 64.3% 102.8% 404.9% 530.1%
Source: FactSet

The financial media and many professional investors agree that we are at a late stage for the bull market that (arguably) started at the post-financial-crisis bottom on March 9, 2009.

One sign of a frothy market is the seemingly new perception that assumptions about valuations for certain startup companies have been fantastic. The WeWork fiasco — leading to the ouster, sort of, of co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann — is a telling example. Another is Endeavor’s second failure this year to take itself public. Peloton /zigman2/quotes/208035743/composite PTON +5.33% actually made it to market, but the shares started trading on Sept. 26 at $27, two dollars below its initial offering price.

Then again, the world remains awash with cash as central banks in the developed world continue to be extraordinarily accommodative as they attempt to stave off possible recessions. Bonds with negative yields to maturity total more than $17 trillion , according to Bloomberg. That and the 1.74% yield for 10-year U.S. Treasury notes /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y -0.62% make the 1.98% dividend yield for the S&P 500 attractive.

So we cannot predict when this bull market will end.

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

S&P 500 sector Total return: third quarter, 2019 Total return: 2019, through Sept. 30 Total return: 3 years Total return: 5 years Total return: 10 years Total return: 15 years
Utilities 9.3% 25.4% 47% 83% 225% 356%
Real Estate 7.7% 29.7% 34% 73% 295% 296%
Consumer Staples 6.1% 23.3% 26% 56% 219% 330%
Information Technology 3.3% 31.4% 84% 131% 385% 483%
Communications Services 2.2% 21.7% 10% 29% 148% 173%
Financials 2.0% 19.6% 54% 65% 178% 68%
Industrials 1.0% 22.6% 38% 59% 253% 247%
Consumer Discretionary 0.5% 22.5% 55% 93% 409% 380%
Materials -0.1% 17.1% 30% 30% 142% 199%
Health Care -2.2% 5.6% 32% 53% 278% 313%
Energy -6.3% 6.0% -8% -23% 39% 124%
Source: FactSet

With interest rates declining dramatically during the third quarter as the Federal Reserve reversed course, it may not be a surprise to see that the utilities sector (with its generally high dividend yields) performed best during the third quarter. But look at the 15-year returns — the utilities sector ranks third.

The Dow 30

On that note, here’s how all 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.96% have performed this year and during the third quarter, along with some information about analysts’ opinions of the stocks. All total returns include reinvested dividends:

Company Ticker Total return: 2019 Total return: third quarter Share 'buy' ratings Closing price on Sep. 30 Consensus price target Implied 12-month upside potential
Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL 44% 14% 50% $223.97 $225.52 1%
Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT 38% 4% 91% $139.03 $155.39 12%
Procter & Gamble Co. /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG 38% 14% 52% $124.38 $125.19 1%
Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD 38% 12% 59% $232.02 $228.89 -1%
International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM 33% 7% 32% $145.42 $153.79 6%
Visa Inc. Class A /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V 31% -1% 90% $172.01 $201.56 17%
United Technologies Corp. 30% 5% 78% $136.52 $156.87 15%
Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT 29% 8% 60% $118.68 $120.71 2%
Nike Inc. Class B /zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite NKE 28% 12% 75% $93.92 $101.46 8%
Travelers Companies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV 26% 0% 14% $148.69 $150.19 1%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS 26% 2% 46% $207.23 $234.30 13%
American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP 25% -4% 47% $118.28 $133.13 13%
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM 23% 6% 48% $117.69 $120.09 2%
McDonald's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD 23% 4% 77% $214.71 $233.62 9%
Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA 20% 5% 61% $380.47 $429.55 13%
Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS 20% -6% 78% $130.32 $155.85 20%
Coca-Cola Co. /zigman2/quotes/209159848/composite KO 18% 8% 54% $54.44 $57.64 6%
Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO 16% -9% 64% $49.41 $55.57 12%
Merck & Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK 12% 1% 88% $84.18 $96.07 14%
Chevron Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX 12% -4% 71% $118.60 $137.64 16%
Intel Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC 12% 8% 30% $51.53 $53.90 5%
Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ 11% 7% 36% $60.36 $60.75 1%
Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM 7% -7% 24% $70.61 $79.90 13%
Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ 2% -6% 56% $129.38 $149.56 16%
Caterpillar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT 1% -7% 46% $126.31 $142.74 13%
3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -12% -4% 18% $164.40 $175.73 7%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH -12% -11% 88% $217.32 $293.04 35%
Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -15% -16% 43% $35.93 $42.40 18%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA -17% 2% 13% $55.31 $58.19 5%
Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW N/A -2% 46% $47.65 $54.39 14%
Source: FactSet

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

The “new” Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -0.60% has no year-to-date total return. The stock is down 1% (with reinvested dividends) since it began trading separately from the temporarily combined DowDuPont on March 20.

/zigman2/quotes/208035743/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 31.84
+1.61 +5.33%
Volume: 28.23M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$9.98 billion
Rev. per Employee
$469,776
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US : Dow Jones Global
35,028.65
-339.82 -0.96%
Volume: 393.08M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:58p
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 166.23
-3.57 -2.10%
Volume: 94.81M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
29.65
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Market Cap
$2773.58 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 303.33
+0.68 +0.22%
Volume: 45.93M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
33.91
Dividend Yield
0.82%
Market Cap
$2272.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
$973,762
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/zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 162.00
+5.27 +3.36%
Volume: 14.09M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:02p
P/E Ratio
29.61
Dividend Yield
2.15%
Market Cap
$379.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
$763,743
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 359.69
-7.03 -1.92%
Volume: 5.18M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.05
Dividend Yield
1.83%
Market Cap
$382.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
$292,589
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 131.58
-1.36 -1.02%
Volume: 4.10M
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P/E Ratio
24.91
Dividend Yield
4.99%
Market Cap
$119.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
$198,401
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 214.68
-1.03 -0.48%
Volume: 9.40M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
39.11
Dividend Yield
0.70%
Market Cap
$454.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.12M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 143.94
+1.42 +1.00%
Volume: 7.56M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
50.40
Dividend Yield
1.53%
Market Cap
$395.33 billion
Rev. per Employee
$248,679
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 145.11
-1.84 -1.25%
Volume: 4.82M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
38.04
Dividend Yield
0.84%
Market Cap
$232.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
$632,224
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 160.07
-3.50 -2.14%
Volume: 1.47M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
11.20
Dividend Yield
2.20%
Market Cap
$40.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.12M
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/zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 347.32
-7.08 -2.00%
Volume: 7.43M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
5.85
Dividend Yield
2.30%
Market Cap
$118.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 161.39
-4.78 -2.88%
Volume: 3.59M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
16.87
Dividend Yield
1.07%
Market Cap
$128.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
$643,124
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/zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 148.93
-2.34 -1.55%
Volume: 22.38M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
9.71
Dividend Yield
2.69%
Market Cap
$447.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
$497,080
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/zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 255.22
-1.26 -0.49%
Volume: 2.30M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
26.34
Dividend Yield
2.16%
Market Cap
$191.65 billion
Rev. per Employee
$112,638
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/zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 217.08
-7.93 -3.52%
Volume: 9.38M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$132.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
$445,376
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 150.11
-2.16 -1.42%
Volume: 10.41M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:02p
P/E Ratio
137.65
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$276.77 billion
Rev. per Employee
$354,668
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 61.00
+0.10 +0.16%
Volume: 18.65M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
30.01
Dividend Yield
2.75%
Market Cap
$263.09 billion
Rev. per Employee
$472,329
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 58.90
-0.83 -1.39%
Volume: 24.33M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
21.90
Dividend Yield
2.51%
Market Cap
$251.92 billion
Rev. per Employee
$638,855
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 81.29
-0.25 -0.31%
Volume: 11.45M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
28.70
Dividend Yield
3.40%
Market Cap
$205.97 billion
Rev. per Employee
$660,851
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 128.91
-0.47 -0.36%
Volume: 12.06M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:02p
P/E Ratio
25.01
Dividend Yield
4.16%
Market Cap
$249.40 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.83M
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/zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 53.62
-1.14 -2.08%
Volume: 30.60M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
10.41
Dividend Yield
2.59%
Market Cap
$222.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
$709,530
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/zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 53.50
+0.07 +0.13%
Volume: 18.37M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
10.06
Dividend Yield
4.79%
Market Cap
$221.21 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.02M
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/zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 73.11
+0.03 +0.04%
Volume: 26.43M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:02p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
4.81%
Market Cap
$309.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
$3.40M
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/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 166.58
-0.52 -0.31%
Volume: 5.93M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.90
Dividend Yield
2.55%
Market Cap
$439.91 billion
Rev. per Employee
$679,695
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/zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 221.66
-7.10 -3.10%
Volume: 4.99M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.69
Dividend Yield
2.00%
Market Cap
$124.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
$429,044
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/zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 178.48
+0.20 +0.11%
Volume: 1.97M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
17.53
Dividend Yield
3.32%
Market Cap
$102.73 billion
Rev. per Employee
$371,904
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 462.52
+1.53 +0.33%
Volume: 4.03M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
28.69
Dividend Yield
1.25%
Market Cap
$434.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$846,427
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 53.54
-0.57 -1.05%
Volume: 27.30M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
15.89
Dividend Yield
2.99%
Market Cap
$303.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
$883,274
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/zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 53.53
+0.01 +0.02%
Volume: 5.51M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.22
Dividend Yield
3.57%
Market Cap
$46.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
$428,483
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/zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 59.84
-0.36 -0.60%
Volume: 4.35M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.75
Dividend Yield
4.68%
Market Cap
$44.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.44M
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/zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 59.84
-0.36 -0.60%
Volume: 4.35M
Jan. 19, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
7.75
Dividend Yield
4.68%
Market Cap
$44.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.44M
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