NASDAQ: Top 5 Stocks That Grew Between 17% & 32% on Tuesday (March 26, 2019)

Observing top gainers will help you in identifying your potential stock pics for the future. Below is a list of the top 5 gainers on NASDAQ yesterday (Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019).

Note: NASDAQ Composite (IXIC) gained 0.71% yesterday. Below table also lists the margin by which the top stocks have surpassed the broader index IXIC.

Stock Gain Stock Vs Market (Stock Gain – NASDAQ Composite Gain) Industry
PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals (PHAS) 32.85% 32.14% Healthcare
Stealth BioTherapeutics (MITO) 23.40% 22.69% Healthcare
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) 21.99% 21.28% Consumer Services
SPI Energy Co (SPI) 18.54% 17.83% Technology
Orchard Therapeutics (ORTX) 17.41% 16.70% Healthcare

Industry Analysis

Three of the top five stocks belong to the healthcare industry. In case you don’t have any healthcare stock in your portfolio, maybe this is the time to think about investing in the sector. In fact, Many experts believe Health care to be one of the most promising sectors in the coming years.

Below is a pie chart representing the percentage distribution of industries of the top 5 gainers.

NASDAQ Top Gainers Industry Distribution March 26 2019

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NYSE: Top 5 Stocks That Grew Between 6% & 11% on Tuesday (March 27, 2019)

Below is a list of 5 top stocks that grew between 6.28% and 11.34% on NYSE yesterday. The interesting part was the dominance of the energy sector. Three out of the top five gainers were energy stocks.

The NYSE composite index (NYA) had grown 0.84% on Tuesday. Below table also compares the gains of the top stocks with that of the broader market index, NYA.

Stock Gain Stock Vs Market (Stock Gain – NYSE Composite Gain) Industry
Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEG) 11.34% 10.50% Energy
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM^G) 7.44% 6.60% ADR
Ion Geophysical Corporation (IO) 6.63% 5.79% Energy
Farfetch Limited (FTCH) 6.53% 5.69% Miscellaneous
RPC, Inc. (RES) 6.28% 5.44% Energy

Industry Analysis

Top three of the gainers were energy stocks and one belonged to the miscellaneous industry. ( The remaining stock was an ADR.) In case you are planning to look for opportunities in the energy sector, you have to take into account the oil price volatility. The volatile oil prices may impact the energy stock prices either way.

Below chart helps you visualize the dominance of the energy sector amongst the top gainers.

NYSE gainers industry analysis (March 26, 2019)

Top 5 Sectors That Gained Between 0.70% & 1.45% on Tuesday (March 26, 2019)

While picking stocks to invest some prefer a top-down approach. The top-down analysis starts with broader market indices like those of sectors. If a sector is performing consistently, one could analyze the supporting factors and identify good stocks from the sector.

Below is a list of top 5 sectors that gained most on Tuesday (March 26, 2019). You will find both the sector wise gains and a comparison to the broader index S&P500. (S&P500 recorded a gain of 0.72% on Tuesday)

Sector Index Gain Sector Gain – S&P500 Gain
Energy SPNY 1.45% 0.73%
Financials SPSY 1.13% 0.41%
Consumer Staples SPLRCS 0.85% 0.13%
Utilities SPLRCU 0.70% -0.02%
Industrials SPLRCI 0.70% -0.02%

Quick Analysis

Tuesday belonged to the energy sector. While the broader market index S&P500 recorded a gain of .72%, the gain of the energy sector was 1.45% which was almost double that of the broader market.

Top 5 Large Caps Stocks That Gained Most on Tuesday (March 26, 2019)

Dow 30 or DJ30 index helps one to track the performance of large caps in the United States. Some big names that constitute the index include Apple, Intel, Coke, and Exxon Mobil to name a few.

Below table lists the top 5 stocks of the Dow 30 which gained most yesterday (Tuesday, March 26). The overall gain of DJ30 yesterday was 0.51%. You will see the margin by which individual top gainers surpassed the DJ30 index

Stock Gain Stock Gain – DJ30 Gain Industry
Walt Disney 2.18% 1.67% Consumer Services 
3M 1.98% 1.47% Health care
Visa 1.48% 0.97% Miscellaneous
J&J 1.43% 0.92% Health care
Coca-Cola 1.33% 0.82% Consumer non-Durables

Industry Analysis

The domination of healthcare is evident from the fact that two of the top 5 large cap gainers belong to the sector.

Below is a pie cart showing the distribution of industries of the large-cap best performers.

Top Large Caps Industry Analysis (March 26)