The Dow Jones started 2020 riding the longest bull market in the history of the stock market and the price on Jan. 2nd was almost $29,000. Unfortunately for investors, economic turmoil reared its ugly head and is down over 16% YTD.
The stock market was hit by one of the worst health crises in modern history with the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. now has the most coronavirus cases, the NYSE is now operating by all-computer trading for the first time in history, and politicians in Washington D.C. have agreed on a stimulus package.
The Dow Jones is now trading over 24,000 after the stimulus package was agreed upon. Every single stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is negative YTD but Microsoft is making a run to be in the green.
Here are the best stocks in the Dow Jones YTD at the last close, April 17.
1. Microsoft MSFT | +13.25% | Closing Price $178.60
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microsoft as a Buy with a rating score of A-.
2. Walmart WMT | +11.17% | Closing Price $132.12
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wal-Mart as a Buy with a rating score of A-.
3. Johnson & Johnson JNJ | +4.22% | Closing Price $152.02
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Johnson & Johnson as a Buy with a rating score of B.
4. Intel INTC | +0.85% | Closing Price $60.36
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Intel as a Buy with a rating score of A-.
5. Procter & Gamble PG | -0.17% | Closing Price $124.69
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a Hold with a rating score of C+.
6. UnitedHealth UNH | -1.16% | Closing Price $290.56
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UnitedHealth as a Buy with a rating score of B.
7. Apple AAPL | -3.69% | Closing Price $282.80
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apple as a Buy with a rating score of A-.
8. Home Depot HD | -4.10% | Closing Price $209.42
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Home Depot as a Buy with a rating score of B-.
9. Verizon VZ | -4.79% | Closing Price $58.46
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verizon as a Buy with a rating score of B.
10. Pfizer PFE | -5.79% | Closing Price $36.91
TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pfizer as a Buy with a rating score of C+.
NOTE: Recently, Quantitative Analysis by TheStreet Quant Ratings objectively rated these stocks according to its risk-adjusted total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news on any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles' author.
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