The S&P 500 has risen only 1.04% in the first 11 months of 2015. But the weak overall index performance hides some major stock moves, according to figures provided by Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Through November, 147 issues were up at least 10% and 163 were down by at least that amount. Active managers who picked much of their portfolios from the first group are likely to outperform while those who selected more than a few stocks from the second will probably trail the index as the year ticks to a close.
Three of the top five winners were in the technology sector and the remaining two are consumer discretionary stocks with strong technology ties. Among the biggest losers through November are companies with commodity products. —Joseph Lisanti
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