Last week wasn't exactly one to write home about for Hillary Clinton, who continued to face scrutiny over the Clinton Foundation's donations and activities and her emails while at the State Department. The stocks that could do well under her presidency didn't have a particularly impressive go of things, either.
TheStreet's Hillary Clinton Stock Portfolio, a set of 15 stocks that could flourish with Clinton in the Oval Office, fell by 1.45% from market close Friday, August 19 to market close Friday, August 26. It performed slightly worse than the week prior, when it declined by 0.93%. Since we began tracking the portfolio on July 22, it has fallen by 1.95%.
The top performer in the Clinton portfolio last week was Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) , which climbed by 1.78% to $97.58 at market close Friday. William Blair analysts upgraded their rating on the stock Thursday, and analysts at RBC Capital Markets Monday called Netflix their "#1 buy," citing survey results on the streaming video service's usage. TheStreet's Jim Cramer said on Thursday that he's not quite convinced on Netflix for one reason: it allows users to share passwords.
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) rallied 1.09% last week, with shares trading at $28.84 at market close Friday. This week, the firearms manufacturer announced that it has completed its acquisition of Crimson Trace Corporation for $95 million. Its share price has climbed more than 30% year-to-date.
Renewable Energy Group (REGI - Get Report) was the biggest drag on the Clinton portfolio last week. Shares of the Ames, Iowa-based company slid 6.35% to $8.70. The company most recently reported earnings at the start of August, including revenues of $558.3 million for the second quarter and fuel sales of 150.1 million (an increase of 56.2% from the year before). REGI's shares are down about 7% year-to-date.
SolarCity (SCTY) fell 6.17% to $22.05. Federal regulators last week signed off on Tesla's (TSLA - Get Report) deal to acquire SolarCity for $2.6 billion, as the companies "have few or no overlaps." Also last week, SolarCity announced plans for a $124 million bond offering. Given the stock's performance last week, investors were apparently underwhelmed.
U.S. Steel (X - Get Report) dipped 2.89% last week to $19.79. Thursday, the company and the Environmental Protection Agency revealed more details of a $69 million proposed plan to address contaminated sediment at one of its formal industrial sites. Separately, a federal judge reduced a $5.5 million verdict against the company to $850,000. U.S. Steel shares have gained more than 150% year-to-date.
Here's how the entire Clinton portfolio did last week, leading with the top gainers:
Smith & Wesson 1.09%
CACI International 1.03%
Aetna (AET) -2.37%
U.S. Steel -2.89%
Renewable Energy Group -6.35%
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