10 Best Stocks in the S&P 500 This Week: Hormel and Clorox

There were only a few stock market winners this week including FedEx, Citrix, Gilead Sciences and Amazon. See which stocks made the top ten this week.
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All of the major indices were down this week after the reality of a recession became apparent. Despite attempts to create a coronavirus stimulus, the global recession is coming. Companies have begun furloughing employees and states like California and New York are starting to shut down their non-essential workforces.

Amazon  (AMZN) - Get Report just missed out on this week's list of the best-performing stocks by percentage increase this week. Amazon is only going to get stronger during this coronavirus crisis, here are six reasons why.

Here are the best stocks in the S&P 500 this week at the close Friday.

1. Dow Inc DOW | Increase +6.81% | Closing Price $27.44 

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dow as a Sell with a rating score of D.

2. Hormel Foods HRL | Increase +6.42% | Closing Price $45.12

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hormel as a Buy with a rating score of B+.

3. Clorox CLX | Increase +5.74% | Closing Price $177.40

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Clorox as a Buy with a rating score of B.

4. Conagra Brands CAG | Increase +5.08% | Closing Price $26.05

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Conagra as a Buy with a rating score of B-.

5. Citrix Systems CTXS | Increase +4.98% | Closing Price $119.33

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Citrix Systems as a Buy with a rating score of B+.

6. FedEx FDX | Increase +4.15% | Closing Price $111.06

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FedEx as a Hold with a rating score of C.

7. Church and Dwight CHD | Increase +3.89% | Closing Price $65.75

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Church and Dwight as a Buy with a rating score of B.

8. Illumina ILMN | Increase +3.72% | Closing Price $242.00

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Illumina as a Buy with a rating score of B-.

9. Gilead Sciences GILD | Increase +3.55% | Closing Price $73.26

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gilead as a Buy with a rating score of B.

10. Kroger KR | Increase +3.45% | Closing Price $45.12

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Home Depot as a Buy with a rating score of B-.

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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