S&P 500 Fastest Growing Sectors

| April 8, 2019

This report contains a list of fastest-growing S&P 500 sectors in order. Under each sector, you will find the 1-year growth of the index in percentage units. Also, you will find prominent stocks in the sector and their growths for the same 1-year time frame. Note: It is a good practice to analyze sectors to which individual stocks belong before zeroing down on a stock to invest.

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The time range of data used in this report is for 1 year ending at 2019-04-05.

List of Fastest Growing S&P 500 Sectors

Below is a list of sectors in the order of highest to lowest growth. (You will find tables and bar charts that will help you visualize the performance of popular company stocks. )

Note: To pick prominent companies under each sector, we used selection parameters including market cap, popularity among investors, etc.

1. Real Estate Sector

Growth: 18.16%

Prominent Real Estate Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)24.287925.51
Equinix Inc (EQIX)406.571397.48-9
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)171.69183.2112
S&P Sector Real Estate Stock Performance

2. Information Technology Sector

Growth: 17.97%

Prominent Information Technology Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)170.203169.43-1
Equinix Inc (EQIX)1032.641102.1269
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)91.2251105.2514
S&P Sector Information Technology Stock Performance

3. Consumer Discretionary Sector

Growth: 16.48%

Prominent Consumer Discretionary Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)20.885415.35-6
Equinix Inc (EQIX)86.45113.1227
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)25.407517.31-8
S&P Sector Consumer Discretionary Stock Performance

4. Utilities Sector

Growth: 14.38%

Prominent Utilities Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)18.969717.9-1
Equinix Inc (EQIX)43.109950.027
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)44.594553.279
S&P Sector Utilities Stock Performance

5. Health Care Sector

Growth: 13.11%

Prominent Health Care Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)168.409185.7917
Equinix Inc (EQIX)88.8489.741
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)73.040765.94-7
S&P Sector Health Care Stock Performance

6. Communication Services Sector

Growth: 7.74%

Prominent Communication Services Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)19.053214.85-4
Equinix Inc (EQIX)52.5951.41-1
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)59.8169.610
S&P Sector Communication Services Stock Performance

7. Consumer Staples Sector

Growth: 6.87%

Prominent Consumer Staples Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)59.318948.11-11
Equinix Inc (EQIX)122.648158.9836
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)41.452247.456
S&P Sector Consumer Staples Stock Performance

8. Industrials Sector

Growth: 4.3%

Prominent Industrials Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)62.715153.78-9
Equinix Inc (EQIX)85.329787.512
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)44.886937-8
S&P Sector Industrials Stock Performance

9. Materials Sector

Growth: 2.42%

Prominent Materials Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)54.7235.05-20
Equinix Inc (EQIX)53.970162.869
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)60.67895.8335
S&P Sector Materials Stock Performance

10. Energy Sector

Growth: -1.34%

Prominent Energy Stocks Performance

Company (Ticker)Close ($) (as on 2018-04-05)Close ($) (as on 2019-02-22)Growth (%)
AGNC Investment Corp (AGNCB)17.5312.3-5
Equinix Inc (EQIX)124.0398.68-25
SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC)72.318394.1622
S&P Sector Energy Stock Performance

Conclusion:

A top-down approach to picking good stocks usually begins with a sector analysis. We hope this report helps you in that direction.

Recommended for further reading: S&P 500 10 Year Performance Report.

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