Best And Worst Stocks Of Q2

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Includes: BTU, COTY, CVC, FEYE, FTR, GLNG, GMCR, HCC-OLD, KATE, KBR, KORS, NFLX, NSM, SD, SGEN, SSYS, SUNEQ, TSLA, TWTR, WIN
by: Bespoke Investment Group

The average stock in the Russell 1,000 is up 0.5% quarter-to-date and 3.4% year-to-date. Below is a breakdown of average QTD and YTD stock performance by sector. As shown, most sectors are near the flat-line for the quarter, with Health Care and Utilities the only standouts. Health Care's average stock is up 5% QTD, while Utilities' average stock is down 6.9% QTD.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been this quarter's (and this year's) big winner with a gain of nearly 60%. Another name in the top three is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) with a gain of 42%. While Tesla is up 42% this quarter, it's only up 20.85% on the year.

There are two stocks on the list of winners this quarter that remain down year-to-date - GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) and Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN). Other notables on the list of big winners include FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA), Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK).

You can't show the winners without showing the losers as well. Below is a list of the worst performing Russell 1,000 stocks so far this quarter. Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) is off the most with a decline of 53%, leaving it down 70% year-to-date. SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) is down the second most at -43%, followed by Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) at -41.4%. Other notables on the list of losers include Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE), Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS), Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Twitter is down 30% on the quarter but just 1.95% on the year.

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