10 Best and Worst Stocks of 2023 (So Far)

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The year is now more than halfway over and, so far, it has been a relatively good year for the stock market, with some predicting that the S&P 500 could be on track for its best annual performance since 2019. The S&P 500 experienced a 14% gain in the first half of 2023, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.8% and the Nasdaq gained over 30%.

Of course, not all stocks were winners and certain sectors performed better than others, with tech stocks leading the way. Here’s a look at the best- and worst-performing S&P 500 stocks of 2023 so far, as identified by Forbes.

Best-Performing Stocks of 2023

In addition to tech stocks, cruise stocks also performed well in the first half of the year. Here’s a look at the year-to-date returns for the top-performing stocks in the S&P 500:

  1. Nvidia: 190%
  2. Meta: 138%
  3. Carnival: 133%
  4. Tesla: 113%
  5. Royal Caribbean: 111%
  6. Palo Alto Networks: 83%
  7. Norwegian Cruise Line: 78%
  8. Advanced Micro Devices: 76%
  9. PulteGroup: 71%
  10. General Electric: 69%
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Worst-Performing Stocks of 2023

Due to the wave of bank failures, many stocks for the embattled banks themselves and other financial institutions took a hit during the first half of the year. Energy and healthcare companies also suffered losses. Here’s a look at the year-to-date losses for the worst-performing S&P 500 stocks of 2023 so far:

  1. First Republic: -100%
  2. Silicon Valley Bank: -100%
  3. Signature Bank: -100%
  4. Advance Auto Parts: -51%
  5. KeyCorp: -45%
  6. Zions Bancorp: -43%
  7. Enphase Energy: -37%
  8. Comerica: -34%
  9. Moderna: -32%
  10. Citizens Financial: -31%, Epam Systems: -31%, Charles Schwab: -31%, Newell: -31%

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