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S&P 500: 12 Stocks Turned $10,000 Into $1.1 Million In 12 Months


#It’s been quite a year of contrasts for investors. #Own the wrong S&P 500 stocks and you lose billions, but huge gains were there for the taking, too.




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#All the top 10 S&P 500 stocks in #December, like health care #Alexion #Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), plus a raft of consumer discretionary plays like #Tesla (TSLA) and #Ralph #Lauren (RL), jumped more than 20% in the month, says an #Investor’s #Business #Daily analysis of data from S&P #Global #Market #Intelligence and #MarketSmith. #That’s twice what the S&P 500 usually returns in an entire year.

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#And all told, had you invested $10,000 in #January and reinvested your money into the top stocks currently in the S&P 500 each month this year, including in #December, you’d have $1.1 million.

#Hindsight is 20/20. #And clearly, few if any investors could have pulled this off as it’s not a repeatable strategy. #But the staggering numbers are a reminder to investors big gains are possible even in volatile years if you focus on leaders. #Meanwhile, had you put $10,000 in the S&P 500, you’d have just $11,550. The S&P 500, lifted recently by value stocks and sectors, is up 15.5% this year.

#Solid #December #For S&P 500 #Stocks

The S&P 500 showed in #December it could follow up an amazing #November with even more gains. The SPDR S&P 500 #Trust ETF (SPY) jumped 3% in #December. #That’s a solid showing if you consider it rose 10.8% already in #November.

#Health care is clearly still top of mind with many S&P 500 investors. #Alexion #Pharmaceuticals was the index’s top performer during #December. #Shares of the developer of blood and enzyme treatments jumped 27.9%, just in #December. The company’s profit is on pace to jump 15% in 2020, analysts say.

#But in an important shift in the month, technology’s role changed. The #Technology #Select #Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) jumped 5.1% during #December. #That’s the top S&P 500 sector of the 11. #But when it comes to the top individual performers in the month, other sectors popped up more often.

#Industrial measurement firm #Nielsen (NLSN) turned in the #No. 2 top performance in #December, up 27.1%. #And consumer discretionary stocks were big winners. #It’s almost like investors are getting ahead of a potential consumer spending spree next year. #In the sector, #Tesla, #Ralph #Lauren and PVH (PVH) all jumped more than 20% during the month.

#Top S&P 500 #Stocks #In #December 2020

#Company #Ticker #Stock % #Ch. #Dec. #Sector
#Alexion #Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) 27.9% #Health #Care
#Nielsen #Holdings (NLSN) 27.1% #Industrials
#Diamondback #Energy (FANG) 23.3% #Energy
#NetApp (NTAP) 22.5% #Information #Technology
#Tesla (TSLA) 22.4% #Consumer #Discretionary
#Walt disney (DIS) 22.4% #Communication #Services
#Ralph #Lauren (RL) 21.2% #Consumer #Discretionary
#Howmet #Aerospace (HWM) 20.9% #Industrials
PVH (PVH) 20.2% #Consumer #Discretionary
#Fortinet (FTNT) 20.1% #Information #Technology
#Sources: IBD, S&P #Global #Market #Intelligence

#Don’t #Discount The #Tesla S&P 500 #Factor

#You don’t want to belittle how important #Tesla is now to the S&P 500. The electric-car maker’s stock was added to the S&P 500 this month. #And among the current S&P 500 members, it’s a standout. #Tesla is also a member of IBD’s #Leaderboard.

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#Among current S&P 500 members, #Tesla was the top performer in #January with a 27.8% gain and also in #August with a 41.3% rise. #Investors are bullish on the company’s prospects. #Tesla is expected to earn an adjusted $2.41 a share in 2020, up from just four cents a share in 2019. #Do you know what to look at before buying #Tesla stock now?

#Top S&P 500 #Stock #Each #Month #Tell 2020’s #Story

#Looking at the top S&P 500 stocks this month shows how investors’ mood shifted in a tumultuous year. #Health care issues heated up in #February, making #Regeneron (REGN) the month’s top stock. #And then, it was the work-from-home world, with #Citrix #Systems (CTXS) taking the top crown in #March.

#Energy stocks started to bounce back in #April, but also in #November. #And investors keep looking for a recovery, making consumer discretionary stocks the #No. 1 in #June, #July, #August, #September and #October.

#But above all, 2020 is a year that shows that making money is possible if you know where to look — even during a pandemic.

#Top #Current S&P 500 #Stocks #Each #Month #In 2020

#Month #Top S&P 500 #Stock #Symbol #Stock #Monthly % #Gain #Sector S&P 500 % #Monthly #Ch. #Beg. #Bal. #Cumulative #Value #Of $10,000 #Investment #In #January #Reinvested #In #Top #Stock #Each #Month #Composite #Rating
#January #Tesla* (TSLA) 27.8% #Consumer #Discretionary -0.2% $10,000 $12,780 99
#February #Regeneron #Pharmaceuticals (RAIN) 31.6% #Health #Care -8.4% $12,780 $16,818 67
#March #Citrix #Systems (CTXS) 36.9% #Information #Technology -12.5% $16,818 $23,024 47
#April #Apache (WHAT) 212.2% #Energy 13.7% $23,024 $71,882 29
#May #Abiomed (ABMD) 32.3% #Health #Care 3.6% $71,882 $95,101 89
#June #Gap (GPS) 41.8% #Consumer #Discretionary 1.8% $95,101 $134,853 47
#July L #Brands (LB) 63.1% #Consumer #Discretionary 5.5% $134,853 $219,945 81
#August #Tesla (TSLA) 41.3% #Consumer #Discretionary 7.0% $219,945 $310,782 99
#September #Darden #Restaurants (DRI) 16.2% #Consumer #Discretionary -3.9% $310,782 $361,128 50
#October #Tapestry (TPR) 42.2% #Consumer #Discretionary -2.8% $361,128 $513,524 87
#November #Occidental #Petroleum (OXY) 72.6% #Energy 10.8% $513,524 $886,343 19
#December #Alexion #Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) 27.9% #Health #Care 3.0% $886,343 $1,133,633 97
#Sources: IBD, S&P #Global #Market #Intelligence, * added to S&P 500 in #December 2020



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