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July 'Old Reliables'

Jul. 04, 2017 3:11 AM ETCELG, ALXN, WYNN, AMZN, IBM, TJX, AVB, FRT, SPG, CP, ESS, BXP, ESRX, CP:CA2 Comments
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Originally published on July 3, 2017

With July kicking off today, we wanted to highlight S&P 500 stocks that have been the most consistent to the upside during the entire month over the last ten years. The table below lists the 13 stocks in the S&P 500 that have been up during the month of July in at least nine of the last ten years. Leading the way higher among the stocks listed is Celgene (CELG), which has seen a median gain of 11% with gains in every July except 2011, when it fell 1.7%. Behind CELG, another biotech - Alexion Pharma (ALXN) - has seen a median gain of 9.7%, with gains in July in each of the last ten years.

Number three on the list is Wynn Resorts (WYNN), which has been up in every July over the last ten years except 2012. Over those ten years, the stock has seen a median gain of 7.4%. WYNN is digging itself into a bit of a hole to start the month, as the stock is down 3% following weaker-than-expected revenue growth in Macau gaming revenues, but there are still another 30 days left in the month, so we shall see.

The fourth and fifth best-performing stocks are two that are going in seemingly different directions. Amazon.com (AMZN) has been a star for the last several months, and July also tends to be a good month, as the stock has seen a median gain of 7.0%, with gains in each of the last ten years except for 2014. Behind AMZN, IBM Corp. (IBM) has been a proverbial stick in the mud for years now, but at least July has been good for the stock, as it has seen a median gain of 5.4%, with gains in every July except 2015, when

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