NRG, Align Tech top year-end S&P 500; Frontier brings up the rear

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) leads the rankings on the S&P 500 for full-year 2017, yet after rising more than 1.5x since year-end 2015, shares still lag behind levels held during most of 2014.

The top 20 S&P stocks for 2017: 1. NRG +132.3%, 2. Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN+131.1%, 3. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR+110.4%, 4. Vertex Pharma (NASDAQ:VRTX+103.4%, 5. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) +94.9%, 6. Alcoa (NYSE:AA+91.8%, 7. Boeing (NYSE:BA+89.4%, 8. Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU+87.6%, 9. D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI+86.8%, 10. PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL+86.5%, 11. Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA+81.3%, 12. PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM+80.9%, 13. Centene (NYSE:CNC+78.5%, 14. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI+75.3%, 15. Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX+74.1%, 16. Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG+72.6%, 17. Red Hat (NYSE:RHT+72.3%, 18. Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN+70.6%, 19. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE+70.2%, 20. Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT+69.9%.

Top bottom 20 S&P stocks: 1. Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR-86.6%, 2. Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL-69.9%, 3. Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) -50.3%, 4. Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) -50.3%, 5. Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN-48.4%, 6. Under Armour C (NYSE:UA) -47.1%, 7. Scana (NYSE:SCG-45.7%, 8. General Electric (NYSE:GE) -44.8%, 9. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT-44.1%, 10. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK-43.6%, 11. Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP-41%, 12. Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) -40%, 13. Foot Locker (NYSE:FL-33.8%, 14. Apache (NYSE:APA) -33.5%, 15. Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL-30.8%, 16. Baker Hughes GE (NYSE:BHGE) -30.1%, 17. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL-29.8%, 18. Macy's (NYSE:M) -29.6%, 19. Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) -27.8%, 20. PG&E (NYSE:PCG) -26.2%.

Source: Finviz.com