From tightening polls to an email-focused town hall interview, a controversial "basket of deplorables" comment and topped off with a health scare, last week wasn't stellar for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It's been a rough stretch of days on the markets as well, and stocks that stand to do well with Clinton in the White House have not been unaffected.
The Hillary Clinton Stock Portfolio, a group of 15 stocks identified by TheStreet as poised to outperform under Clinton's policies, plunged 3.31% from market close Friday, September 2 to market close Friday, September 9. The stocks in our Donald Trump Stock Portfolio fared slightly better, declining only 1.31% last week.
Both portfolios took a dive on Friday as the markets plunged in reaction to worries over a Fed rate hike.
Every stock in the Clinton portfolio ended the week in the red.
The biggest drag was U.S. Steel (X) - Get Report , shares of which plunged 9.89% to $17.03, putting its one-month decline at nearly 25%. The stock was the hardest hit in the Trump portfolio on Friday as well.
SolarCity (SCTY) dipped 9.25% to $16.77. The renewable energy company's stock has declined by about 30% over the past month; both it and sister comapny Tesla (TSLA) - Get Report have hit a rough patch of late. Monday morning, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced that it had raised $305 million to fund its projects.
Aecom (ACM) - Get Report declined 5.87% to $28.86. Last week, a handfuloflaw firms announced a class action lawsuit filed against the company by shareholders who purchased shares in parts of 2015 and 2016.
The best performer in Clinton's portfolio last week was Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Report . It ended the week down just 0.36%, trading at $169.18 at market close Friday. While Goldman and other banking stocks were hit by the market downturn, they appear to have weathered the storm better than many sectors thus far.
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) declined 0.54% to $27.54, boosted by FBI data indicating gun sales are at unprecedented levels. And HCA Holdings (HCA) - Get Report fell 0.75% to $75.94. Last week, it announced an agreement to buy Mobile Heartbeat, a smartphone app developer.
Here's how the entire Clinton portfolio did last week, leading with the top gainers:
Goldman Sachs -0.36%
Smith & Wesson -0.54%
HCA Holdings -0.75%
Aetna (AET) -1.01%
U.S. Steel -9.89%
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