Top Performing Stocks For 2019


The S&P 500 is up nearly 7% year-to-date, but the average stock in the index is up just 5.70%. This means the largest stocks in the cap-weighted index are outperforming the smallest names. Even still, two-thirds of the stocks in the S&P are up year-to-date, while 35% of stocks are up more than 10%. Seventy stocks are up more than 20%, while just 25 are up more than 30%.

Below is a list of the 30 best performing S&P 500 stocks year-to-date. As shown, Vertex Pharma (NASDAQ:VRTX) is up the most with a gain of 55%, followed by Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Arconic (NYSE:ARNC), CSX and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX). Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) a Bespoke Model Portfolio name ranks 7th best with a gain of 40.8%, while Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) another Bespoke Model Portfolio name ranks 18th with a gain of 31.7%. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) ranks just behind ADBE at 31.68%. As the largest stock in the world with a market cap of just under $800 billion, Apples gain this year has been a huge contributor to the cap-weighted S&P 500. Another mega-cap tech name thats up more than 30% YTD is Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Coach (NYSE:COH) may be the most surprising name on the list in the 29th spot, given the pain that retail stocks have gone through. But remember, since Coach is a retailer that has its own brand, its not part of our Death By Amazon (DBA) index of retailers that rely mostly on third party brands. Thats where the real pain is.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: General Motors Company(GM)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Of course, Intel’s decision might depend on whether other major automakers with advanced self-driving programs, like General Motors (NYSE:GM), choose to join the Alliance. We’ll see how this plays out — but either way, if you’re eyeing investment opportunities in and around the race to deploy self-driving vehicles, I think it’s worth putting Aquantia on your radar.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The industry uses a five-level scale to measure autonomous vehicle capabilities.


    Level Zero — No Automation:The driver performs all tasks. Level One — Driver Assistance:Vehicle assists with features like adaptive cruise control, which can slow down the car according to traffic, or lane keep assist, which keeps the car inside highway lanes. However, the driver still must be in control of the car. Level Two — Partial Automation:At level two, the car can help control speed and steering, helping with spacing in between cars and centering in lanes. Some examples of level two automation includeTeslaautopilot,VolvoPilot Assist, andAudiTraffic Jam Assist. Level Three — Conditional Automation:Representing the next forefront in AV technology, level three vehicles can operate themselves under ideal conditions such as limited access highways. A driver is still required to be behind the wheel of a level-three vehicle, but they can take their hands off of it. Level Four — High Automation:At level four, vehicles can drive themselves without human interaction. Waymo,Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle division, has developed and is now testing level-four vehicles on both closed-track environments and public roads that can drive themselves in most conditions, and has now logged more than 5 million miles, making it the leader. Uber, meanwhile, has racked up 2 million miles as of December 2017. Level Five — Full Automation:At level five, a vehicle can drive itself on known and unknown roads and doesn’t require any human input. Such vehicles can operate under any road conditions and since they don’t need human input, they will be designed without steering wheels and pedals. Below isGeneral Motors'(NYSE:GM) Cruise AV, a fully autonomous model without a steering wheel or pedals that the company hopes to deploy next year.


    General Motors’ Cruise AV, which it hopes to deploy in 2019, does not have a steering wheel or pedals. Image sou

  • [By Keith Noonan, Chris Neiger, and Daniel Miller]

    To help our readers identify investments that offer protection against a potential downturn, as well as avenues to substantial capital appreciation, we put together a panel of Motley Fool investors and asked each member propose a stock they think presents long-term opportunity at a relative bargain price today, and to shed some light on why. Their picks: IBM (NYSE:IBM), General Motors (NYSE:GM), and Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX).

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) soared on Thursday after GM revealed that an important technology-investment fund controlled by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group (NASDAQOTH:SFTBF) has agreed to invest $2.25 billion in GM’s self-driving subsidiary.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    On this day nine years ago, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    Where The Market Was

    The Dow closed at 8,721.44. The S&P 500 traded at around 942.87. Today, the Dow is trading at 24,415.84 and the S&P 500 is trading at 2,705.27.

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    But what investors are overlooking are the fundamental risks to this logic. Corporate earnings are the lifeblood of the market, keep in mind. Higher oil prices have already translated into higher gas prices, which is a key risk to automakers such as Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) that have pivoted big-time to producing SUVs and trucks. Higher oil prices have already taken a toll on earnings for packaged food giants like Proctor & Gamble (PG) and Tyson Foods (TSN) . Now, each are staring at consumer price increases because it costs more to deliver their products to stores.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Camden Property Trust(CPT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 291,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 21,627 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.31% of Camden Property Trust worth $24,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cryptaur (CURRENCY:CPT) traded up 2.6% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 10:00 AM ET on June 14th. Cryptaur has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $255,998.00 worth of Cryptaur was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Cryptaur has traded 2.4% higher against the US dollar. One Cryptaur token can now be purchased for $0.0042 or 0.00000065 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and LATOKEN.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank reduced its position in Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 5.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 451,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 28,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Camden Property Trust were worth $37,965,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Camden Property Trust to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $1.19 Per Share, DA Davidson Forecasts (CPT) (americanbankingnews.com) Camden Property Trust Forecasted to Earn FY2019 Earnings of $4.99 Per Share (CPT) (americanbankingnews.com) Camden Property Trust’s (CPT) CEO Ric Campo on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of CPT earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-18 3:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Camden: 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)


    Several research firms have commented on CPT. BTIG Research increased their price target on shares of Camden Property Trust to $93.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Camden Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. TheStreet lowered shares of Camden Property Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Sandler O’Neill set a $97.00 price target on shares of Camden Property Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $94.00 price target on shares of Camden Property Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $90.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 15th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.77 per share by the real estate investment trust on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.(PSTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MNTA) and Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PSTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: PVH Corp.(PVH)

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    In the mid-level, Boss said that Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recovering, along with Kohl’s Stores (KSS) . He also liked PVH (PVH) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) .

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of PVH (NYSE:PVH) in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “sell” rating on the textile maker’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Perhaps seeing the names of these companies begins to spark some memories. In short, clothing retailer PVH (NYSE: PVH) and beverage company Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) were taking heat over the rhetoric of a possible “Border Tax” — a tax on goods made overseas and imported and sold in the United States.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

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