On Thursday we posted on the S&P 500's gain since the March 9th low. Below we take a look at the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks since March 9th. Interestingly, while the S&P 500 itself is up 62% since the low, the average stock in the index is up nearly twice that at 108%. An unweighted version of the index has done much better than the weighted one.
As shown in the first table, Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) is up the most in the S&P 500 since the low with a gain of 1,064%. Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) is the only other stock that is up more than 1,000% (1,049%). Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Gannett (NYSE:GCI), and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) round out the top five biggest winners.
The Financials are up the most of the ten sectors since March 9th, but 3 of the top 5 stocks are Consumer Discretionary names. The most notable names on the list of winners include Ford (NYSE:F), Capital One (NYSE:COF), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and AIG (NYSE:AIG).
It must be pretty depressing to own a stock that's down since March 9th. Only 16 stocks currently in the S&P 500 are in the red since the low, and they are listed below. As shown, MetroPCS (PCS) is down the most at -52.2%, followed by Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL) (-15%), Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) (-10%), Genzyme (GENZ) (-9.25%), and Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO) (-7.90%).