Top S&P 500 Stocks This Past Week: Twitter, AES, Zebra Tech

Here are the best stocks from the S&P 500 by each of the 11 stock sectors including health care, communication services, financials, real estate, energy, and more.
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Stocks in the past week were rising in the S&P 500 after one of the strongest win streaks in the stock market. The S&P 500 increased 1.23% or 48 points higher.

Stocks have support Monday as the vaccine distribution is improving and economic stimulus is giving support to the market. Oil prices increased as the state of Texas is in a deep freeze and the price of Bitcoin is hitting new highs.

Information Technology Sector

Zebra Technologies | Increased +17.35%

Zebra Technologies  (ZBRA) - Get Report was jumping after better-than-expected earnings and guidance reported on Thursday.

Health Care Sector

Illumina | Increased +17.68%

Illumina  (ILMN) - Get Report traded higher this past Friday on price target upgrades by analysts after the gene sequencing firm reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and revenue.

Financials Sector

Everest Re Group | Increased +11.00%

Everest Re Group  (RE) - Get Report started this past week by beating earnings estimates and outperforming other financial stocks. Earnings fell from the same period last year.

Consumer Discretionary Sector

Hanesbrands | Increased +16.64%

Hanesbrands  (HBI) - Get Report shares jumped after the apparel company reported adjusted earnings that exceeded Wall Street's estimates this past week.

Communication Services Sector

Twitter | Increased +26.63%

Analysts were rising price targets after Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Report reported impressive earnings this past week. Twitter is also exploring a subscription model for its users. Cramer believes Twitter can go higher after this past week's earnings.

Industrials Sector

United Rentals | Increased +7.71%

United Rentals  (URI) - Get Report was one of the top stock picks to benefit from the Joe Biden presidency for infrastructure stocks. 

Consumer Staples Sector

Estee Lauder | Increased +6.39%

Two analysts upgraded their price targets on Estee Lauder  (EL) - Get Report after its strong earnings. Cramer is bullish on Estee Lauder after its quarterly report.

Energy Sector

Marathon Oil Corp. | Increased +12.97%

Brent oil surges above $60 to pre-pandemic highs as power outages related to a crippling winter storm and deep freeze forces oil and petroleum refinery shutdowns. Marathon Oil  (MRO) - Get Report is up over 4% in premarket trading Tuesday.

Utilities Sector

The Aes Corp | Increased +6.22%

Aes Corp  (AES) - Get Report is benefiting from Biden winning the presidency and the Democrats winning the Senate as its renewable energy business could benefit from new progressive policies.

Real Estate Sector

Simon Property Group | Increased +12.93%

Simon Property Group  (SPG) - Get Report reported losses from its tough year dealing with the coronavirus pandemic this past week. Analysts are upgrading the stock though with the hope for reopenings across the U.S. as the vaccine distribution has improved.

Materials Sector

Martin Marietta Materials | Increased +11.17%

Martin Marietta Materials  (MLM) - Get Report was another Stephen "Sarge" Guilfoyle stock pick for the Biden Presidency. Cramer gave Martin Marietta a shoutout in the "Lightning Round" segment on Mad Money this past week.

All stock performances are referenced and pulled from Barchart.com.