logo
Sign in or Register

Already a member?

Sign in

Or sign in with your account on:

Not a member yet?

Register
    

 


The Five Best and Worst Performers in the S&P This Year

  +Follow March 30, 2014 6:01PM
Share:
Tickers Mentioned:

March 31 marks the end of the first quarter of 2014, and, with it, a fourth of the fiscal year is in the books. We’re starting to get an idea of what 2014’s story looks like, and if the first chapter is any indication, we’re in for quite an interesting ride.

Big-box retail continues to suffer, solar is shining, and a dark horse independent driller has begun to position themselves as an energy play definitely worth paying attention to. Here’s a closer look at this year’s top gainers and biggest losers:

The Losers

5. Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

Price: $20.00

2014 YTD Performance: -23.20 percent

A big loser last year as well, the industrial metals and minerals company has shed nearly a quarter of their value this year on pessimism concerning the Chinese economy, to which Cliff’s is closely tied.

 

4. International Game Technology (IGT)

Price: $13.72

2014 YTD Performance: -23.90 percent

IGT has plummeted in 2014 after slashing guidance. The company, which manufactures casino gaming machines, announced on March 25 that they would be laying off 7 percent of their approximately 5,000-person workforce, sending shares downward sharply.

 

3. The ADT Corporation ($AQDT)

Price: $29.68

2014 YTD Performance: -26.28 percent

ADT has become the subject of considerable pessimism on Wall Street. On Feb. 20 analysts at Imperial cut their price target on the stock from $50 to $46 a share. Additionally, the short float on the residential and small business security company is substantial at 21.25 percent.

 

2. Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

Price: $11.37

2014 YTD Performance: -27.72 percent

The big box office supply store has been negatively affected by the sea change away from big box retail. On March 6 Staples announced they were seeking to close 225 stores in an attempt to save some $500 million in expenses.

 

1. Best Buy (BBY)

Price: $26.07

2014 YTD Performance: -34.20 percent

Big box retailer Best Buy is a study in extremes. Last year they were the S&P’s biggest turnaround story, going from the worst performer in 2012 to the best in 2013. Best Buy continues their rollercoaster ride in 2014, once again performing worse than every single one of the other 499 components this year.

 

The Winners

5. Harman International Industries (HAR)

Price: $105.44

2014 YTD Performance: +27.15 percent

The audio equipment maker has performed well on the back of an earnings beat and favorable analyst assessments. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of the company on March 4 to underweight, and on March 21 Guggenheim raised their price target on shares from $70 to $98.

 

4. First Solar (FSLR)

Price: $68.64

2014 YTD Performance: +27.65 percent

While solar’s run as of late has been tempered somewhat, First Solar is still having a magnificent year, adding onto their substantial 70.8 percent gain in 2013.

 

3. Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN)

Price: $43.15

2014 YTD Performance: +28.35 percent

An overall uptick in chicken and beef sales this year has spurred on this food processing powerhouse. Their fourth quarter earnings were especially strong, showing a 47 percent increase in net income.

 

2. Nabor Industries (NBR)

Price: $24.78

2014 YTD Performance: +44.04 percent

This independent oil driller has popped after staying mostly flat last year. A massive earnings beat on Feb. 19 spurred on the Bermuda-based company’s impressive 2014 performance.

 

1. Forest Laboratories (FRX)

Price: $91.54

2014 YTD Performance: +51.92 percent

The year’s top performer, big pharma Forest Laboratories, skyrocketed after Actavis (ACT)  announced their intention to acquire the company.  

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer


Signup for our daily newsletter and get our best articles emailed right to you!

Results for CLF
IH NASDAQ OMX
3 Jul 15 07:34:33
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. P/E Ratio http://t.co/6iIDXmGmjd $CLF $CR.TO $ASHR $IWM #CLF #investing #nasdaq
Rosner Stocks
3 Jul 15 07:33:21
BAX Baxter Intl Inc. E.P.S. http://t.co/Ud5a9LIJGO $BAX $BAX $ARIA $CLF #BAX #finance #tradeideas
clayton
3 Jul 15 07:32:06
AMZN http://t.co/wC3ffZqETZ, Inc. EOD Data http://t.co/qGDPA3mwKV $AMZN $CNQ.TO $CRJ.TO $CLF #AMZN #stocks #investing
DennyT
3 Jul 15 07:32:05
APO.V Acasti Pharma Inc. Last Trade http://t.co/T8u564xz1S $APO.V $HSD.TO $CLF $GE #APO.V #nasdaq #invest
IH News Desk
3 Jul 15 07:31:03
AEM.TO Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. Investor Opinions http://t.co/Wy0gfbptxU $AEM.TO $CLF $DE $EXPE #AEM.TO #finance #investing
Options Answers
3 Jul 15 07:06:57
RT @PolgarStocks: ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Ask Size http://t.co/GffSRd9uhL $ISRG $GOOG $CLF $YOD #ISRG #pennystocks #stocks
Trading Quotient
3 Jul 15 06:31:02
03 Jul 2015: Downtrend Stocks in Basic Materials $AA $ANR $APC $APD $BHI $CF $CLF $CNX $COG $COP http://t.co/SKkX238NH2
ProTradersNews
3 Jul 15 06:19:03
$CLF: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) said it intends to ...: http://t.co/ghrh217Ji6
Stock Market Picks
3 Jul 15 06:02:22
Check the gas market report on our blog: http://t.co/ZrJKGRpp4C $UNG $UGAZ $DGAZ $CLF $NOG $EOG $NGS $CHK $ANR $BHP $GNI
Stock Market Picks
3 Jul 15 06:01:10
$CHK $CLF $HAL $PBR $WU $WY $TMUS $TSN $XRX $MS Long and short positions, the easy way to trade #stocks http://t.co/YIh32X4aoT $DIA $QQQ
Trade Followers
3 Jul 15 05:47:00
$CLF turning bearish on Twitter on a weekly time frame. https://t.co/ntMsjVMqEn
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 05:44:07
MFC.TO Manulife Financial Corp. Tick http://t.co/vjA0URYsG4 $MFC.TO $CLF $CELG $CHK #MFC.TO #stockmarket #stockmarket
PolgarStocks
3 Jul 15 05:42:12
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Ask Size http://t.co/GffSRd9uhL $ISRG $GOOG $CLF $YOD #ISRG #pennystocks #stocks
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 05:35:07
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. 52Wk High http://t.co/nOYFJ45Fc3 $CLF $EFA $CNC $INVN #CLF #pennystocks #stockmarket
Lucky Jimmy
3 Jul 15 04:49:36
XLK Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR 52Wk Low http://t.co/4QbRt8FoSl $XLK $INTC $CLF $BND #XLK #tradeideas #finance
Stock_Tracker
3 Jul 15 04:49:34
XLK Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR 52Wk Low http://t.co/iTqpiNt7vl $XLK $INTC $CLF $BND #XLK #tradeideas #finance
nasdaqfan
3 Jul 15 04:48:10
VUSUX Vanguard Emerging Markets Government ETF News http://t.co/diZNARlqFw $VUSUX $VLS.L $LNG $CLF #VUSUX #finance #finance
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 04:41:04
MHYS Minerco Resources Inc. Market Cap http://t.co/pUgKikz2c2 $MHYS $CLF $CVX $PZOO #MHYS #stockmarket #stocks
Breaking News
3 Jul 15 04:39:04
$CLF $PLUG: Investors Watch List: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF), Plug ...: http://t.co/Myl53LDqol
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 04:34:37
CLF Corelogic Inc. Ask Size http://t.co/0v1nJlVSbV $CLF $FB $VUSUX $SBUX #CLF #nasdaq #tradeideas
Yolanda Alford
3 Jul 15 04:26:52
RT @IHPosts: XIV Materials Select Sector SPDR Ideas http://t.co/PN7c4kkn1o $XIV $SHY $CLF $TWTR #XIV #tradeideas #invest
Alpha Maven Alerts
3 Jul 15 04:01:15
$CLF active, relative volume: 10.82, 1H, 7:00 AM, #nyse
nicholas
3 Jul 15 03:57:54
PennyStocksBlog: RT stock_forums: SMH Market Vectors Semiconductor Quotes http://t.co/U4fZrvxCjh $SMH $CLF $GDX… http://t.co/Z2kvWG3C1I
Penny Stocks Blog
3 Jul 15 03:52:44
RT @stock_forums: SMH Market Vectors Semiconductor Quotes http://t.co/GsGEmhJJgY $SMH $CLF $GDX $EWQ #SMH #finance #pennystocks
Invest | Donate
3 Jul 15 03:51:30
@IHPosts2: AET Aetna, Inc. Company Info http://t.co/CgrIf5T6h4 $AET $SLV $BABA $CLF #AET #invest #stockmarket
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 03:49:07
USO United States Oil Fund, LP Exchange http://t.co/q8GaMPHbU6 $USO $MON $CLF $KBE #USO #invest #finance
Stock Forums
3 Jul 15 03:49:06
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund Summary http://t.co/znsO7taUpT $UUP $CLF $TQQQ $CELG #UUP #stocks #tradeideas
clayton
3 Jul 15 03:48:37
UGAZ VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN Day High http://t.co/xU49q1VC4J $UGAZ $CLF $PG $A #UGAZ #share #share
Jake13
3 Jul 15 03:48:36
USO United States Oil Fund, LP Last Price http://t.co/lls6lp4hUx $USO $CLF $TASR $SDLP #USO #nasdaq #stocks
Stock Forums
3 Jul 15 03:47:09
SMH Market Vectors Semiconductor Quotes http://t.co/GsGEmhJJgY $SMH $CLF $GDX $EWQ #SMH #finance #pennystocks
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 03:45:22
PMCB PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. Stock Message Board http://t.co/1dyFsp7euG $PMCB $W $RCD $CLF #PMCB #share #finance
Jake13
3 Jul 15 03:45:22
PRU.L Prudential Ask Size http://t.co/gHdIplT6dE $PRU.L $CYT $CLF $BUNL #PRU.L #share #stockmarket
jim50
3 Jul 15 03:43:38
MMMW Mass Megawatts Power, Inc. Last Trade http://t.co/ItzBelGJfa $MMMW $TASR $CLF $VRX #MMMW #share #finance
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 03:41:08
GPOR Gulfport Energy Corp. Prev Close http://t.co/K2u8qGKHRM $GPOR $MMMW $CLF $ANGI #GPOR #stocks #share
clayton
3 Jul 15 03:39:21
FLXN Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. % Change http://t.co/RkVroMcCXL $FLXN $IYT $ONTY $CLF #FLXN #share #nasdaq
lookn4wins
3 Jul 15 03:39:10
EWJ Japan iShares Day High http://t.co/k7xqYsK2MI $EWJ $TZA $PMCB $CLF #EWJ #tradeideas #invest
jim50
3 Jul 15 03:36:28
DRNK NOHO, Inc. Day High http://t.co/6e32HfIwV0 $DRNK $CPG $CLF $XLF #DRNK #share #stock
leahanne
3 Jul 15 03:36:22
DRNK NOHO, Inc. Day High http://t.co/Yr9W1v35KP $DRNK $CPG $CLF $XLF #DRNK #share #stock
Lucky Jimmy
3 Jul 15 03:36:19
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares Financials http://t.co/IjgrbeYgOg $DUST $CVC $CNC $CLF #DUST #finance #stock
Emylers
3 Jul 15 03:34:40
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Message Board Posts http://t.co/Mmned8V8xD $CLF $LQD $MAT $HSBA.L #CLF #pennystocks #nasdaq
DennyT
3 Jul 15 03:34:38
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Ask http://t.co/1nM1Mu1CIB $CLF $INT.V $WYY $FV #CLF #finance #stockmarket
Stock_Tracker
3 Jul 15 03:34:21
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. % Change http://t.co/KQ3z1g1nFV $CLF $AMBA $HSBC $CNR.TO #CLF #investing #invest
danrocks
3 Jul 15 03:34:04
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. News http://t.co/PV20p8YSxm $CLF $GRCU $DRN $EWQ #CLF #stocks #tradeideas
Stock Forums
3 Jul 15 03:33:35
BTN Ballantyne Strong Inc. Message Board Posts http://t.co/nPr5SyhEeP $BTN $LVLT $CLF $FNMA #BTN #investing #stock
nasdaqfan
3 Jul 15 03:33:08
BLRX BioLineRx Ltd. Shares http://t.co/8PWpHFJjEm $BLRX $CLF $AXP $QLD #BLRX #pennystocks #pennystocks
Lucky Jimmy
3 Jul 15 03:32:05
AMBA Ambarella, Inc. Bid Size http://t.co/3e11lhWpTD $AMBA $TNA $CLF $MO #AMBA #tradeideas #tradeideas
Investors Hangout
3 Jul 15 03:31:34
AET Aetna, Inc. Company Info http://t.co/0z5U3Bvm3d $AET $SLV $BABA $CLF #AET #invest #stockmarket
SMPH #Sanders2016
3 Jul 15 03:19:34
Emylers: RL Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Yield http://t.co/TJH9qtqFrv $RL $CLF $TIF $UNG #RL #invest #nasdaq http://t.co/mWqUw11a7O
Invest | Donate
3 Jul 15 03:17:24
@Emylers: RL Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Yield http://t.co/z8AGiSR58m $RL $CLF $TIF $UNG #RL #invest #nasdaq
DennyT
3 Jul 15 02:47:05
TRCH Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Prev Close http://t.co/cK3xhZhQ77 $TRCH $DUG $CLF $RSP #TRCH #investing #pennystocks
				
				
  +Follow March 30, 2014 6:01PM
Share:

Comments

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

 Today's Must Reads

Microsegmentation: The Future of Cybersecurity?


How this Playboy Playmate Became a Better Stock Trader Than You

Long Term Rates Are On The Up…What’s Next?

The Modern Web: So Many Ways to Invest in Wireless Mobile Stocks

It's Time for the Rest of the Country to Legalize Weed

 

Do you expect a 10% correction by the end of 2015? in Equities.com Polls on LockerDome

About us

Equities.com is an advanced financial data portal and social network designed to connect self-directed investors with the world’s most innovative startup and small cap companies. Through our in-depth coverage of small cap markets, comprehensive research and stock valuation reports, state of the art issuer products, and world class events, Equities.com provides the social tools and insight that drive tomorrow’s investment relationships and opportunities.

Market Data powered by QuoteMedia.
Copyright © QuoteMedia. Data delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Terms of Use.

Login or Register

LOG IN