The S&P 500 has now rallied back 10% since the July 2nd correction low, but the index is still 7.68% below its April 23rd bull market high. Below we highlight the change since 4/23 for the ten S&P 500 sectors. As shown, only two sectors are up since 4/23, and both are defensive -- Telecom and Utilities. Financials and Consumer Discretionary are still down more than 10% since April 23rd.
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While the market still has a ways to go to retake its highs, there are plenty of stocks in the S&P 500 that are up since the bull market peak. Below are the thirty best performing stocks in the index since 4/23. As shown, Titanium Metals (TIE) is up the most with a gain of 35.89%. Genzyme (GENZ), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), Pactiv (PTV), and AutoNation (NYSE:AN) round out the top five. Other notables on the winner list include Cummins (NYSE:CMI), Sunoco (NYSE:SUN), AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Deere (NYSE:DE), Sprint (NYSE:S), and Motorola (MOT).