Hillary Clinton is either about to become the first woman president of the United States or lose to Donald--who'd'a' thunk it--Trump. The stocks that would do well under her portfolio in the week leading up to the election struggled.
TheStreet's Hillary Clinton Stock Portfolio, a set of 15 stocks that would do well with the former of Secretary of State in the Oval Office, fell by 0.90% from market close Friday, Oct. 28, to market close Friday, Nov. 4. Since we began tracking the portfolio in July, it has declined by 3.89%.
Last week was an especially tumultuous one for the former secretary of state and for markets spooked at the prospect that she may lose the race for the White House. The polls tightened between Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as the fallout of FBI director James Comey's letter to Congress regarding her emails continued. On Sunday, she saw reprieve, as Comey announced the FBI had reached the same conclusion is did over the summer: there is no reason to bring criminal charges against Clinton.
In the days leading up to the election, here's how stocks in the Clinton portfolio did:
Gunmaker Smith & Wesson was the top performer, surging 5.95%, to $27.24. The company announced on Monday plans to increase its credit facility to $500 million, and its outdoor products and accessories segment said it would acquire the business of camping equipment provider Ultimate Survival Technologies. President Barack Obama's push for gun regulation and fears of it have pushed Smith & Wesson's sales and stock price higher, and the same could happen with Clinton.
Caci International, which specializes in federal information technology, climbed 4.48%, to $102.70, and U.S. Steel, which would benefit from both Clinton's and Trump's tough stance on China, rallied 2.85%, to $19.86.
The rest of the stocks in the Clinton portfolio fell last week.
L-3 Communications (LLL) tumbled 3.93%, to $134.59. The company won a $500 million contract related to the army's satellite communications this week. Clinton has called for increased surveillance on the campaign trail, and L-3 Communications provides related services.
Tyson Foods (TSN) fell 3.67%, to $67.18. The company has come under pressure as of late regarding price collusion. Clinton's pro-immigration policies would help food producers, including Tyson, that depend on immigrant labor to keep costs down.
Here's how the entire Clinton portfolio did last week, leading with the top gainers:
Smith & Wesson 5.95%
Caci International 4.48%
U.S. Steel 2.85%
Goldman Sachs (GS) -0.69%
Walmart (WMT) -1.19%
Aetna (AET) -1.20%
Renewable Energy Group (REGI) -1.29%
American Electric Power Company (AEP) -1.59%
SolarCity (SCTY) -1.70%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) -1.88%
HCA Holdings (HCA) -2.56%
Aecom (ACM) -3.44%
Netflix (NFLX) -3.59%
Tyson Foods -3.67%
L-3 Communications -3.93%