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Deep Dive: These 74 stocks in the S&P 500 hit all-time records on Wednesday

Deep Dive

It was a broad rally, one that wasn’t led by the information technology sector

Shares of Nvidia rose to a record intraday high Sept. 2, and closed with a 3.8% gain for the session and a 144% advance for all of 2020.


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U.S. stocks staged a broad rally Wednesday as all sectors of the S&P 500 Index, except for one, rose. A total of 74 members, or 15%, of the benchmark large-cap U.S. index set all-time intraday records. All are listed below.

The S&P 500 Index
US:SPX
climbed 1.5% for the day, ending with a 10.8% gain for 2020. (All price changes in this article exclude dividends.)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
US:DJIA
rose 1.6% and ended with a 2% gain for 2020.

The Nasdaq Composite Index
US:COMP
was up 1% and ended with a 34.4% year-to-date gain.

Here’s how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 fared for the day:

S&P 500 sector

Price change – Sept. 2

Price change – 2020

Price change – 2019

Utilities

3.1%

-7.0%

22.2%

Materials

2.3%

7.8%

21.9%

Real Estate

2.2%

-4.6%

24.9%

Communication Services

2.2%

18.8%

30.9%

Health Care

2.1%

7.2%

18.7%

Consumer Staples

1.9%

5.9%

24.0%

Industrials

1.6%

-2.1%

26.8%

Financials

1.5%

-17.3%

29.2%

Consumer Discretionary

1.2%

30.1%

26.2%

Information Technology

0.9%

38.6%

48.0%

Energy

-0.4%

-42.4%

7.6%

Source: FactSet

That’s a broad rally, and not led by the information technology sector, as you might have expected in a year like this.

Here are the 74 stocks among the S&P 500 that set record intraday highs (adjusted for stock splits) on Wednesday, Sept. 2, sorted by their year-to-date increases. Scroll the table to see all the data.

You can click on the tickers for more about each company.

Company

Ticker

All-time intraday high set Sept. 2

Closing price – Sept. 2

Price change – Sept. 2

Price change – 2020

Price change – 2019

Nvidia Corp.

US:NVDA $589.07

$552.84

3.8%

143.9%

76.3%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

US:AMD $94.28

$92.18

-2.1%

96.7%

148.4%

PayPal Holdings Inc.

US:PYPL $212.45

$208.93

0.9%

94.9%

28.6%

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

US:WST $288.65

$281.75

2.2%

91.6%

53.4%

Amazon.com Inc.

US:AMZN $3,552.25

$3,499.12

0.9%

91.1%

23.0%

Apple Inc.

US:AAPL $137.98

$134.18

-2.1%

79.0%

86.2%

ServiceNow Inc.

US:NOW $501.82

$497.19

0.5%

77.0%

58.6%

Rollins Inc.

US:ROL $57.16

$55.72

2.3%

71.8%

-8.1%

Salesforce.com Inc.

US:CRM $284.50

$281.25

-1.6%

70.1%

18.7%

Cadence Design Systems Inc.

US:CDNS $117.59

$113.98

2.7%

68.8%

59.5%

Synopsys Inc.

US:SNPS $230.12

$225.34

1.8%

64.8%

65.2%

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

US:CMG $1,384.46

$1,372.22

0.5%

64.7%

93.9%

Adobe Inc.

US:ADBE $536.88

$527.95

1.1%

61.9%

45.8%

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

US:ODFL $207.44

$204.13

-0.3%

60.9%

53.7%

T-Mobile US Inc.

US:TMUS $119.20

$116.90

1.7%

51.6%

23.3%

Microsoft Corp.

US:MSFT $232.86

$227.27

1.9%

46.9%

55.3%

Autodesk Inc.

US:ADSK $261.94

$253.51

3.1%

42.5%

42.6%

United Parcel Service Inc. Class B

US:UPS $166.20

$162.65

1.9%

41.6%

20.0%

Qualcomm Inc.

US:QCOM $123.93

$122.01

1.0%

39.6%

55.0%

Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

US:CHD $98.96

$95.33

3.0%

39.6%

7.0%

S&P Global Inc.

US:SPGI $379.87

$368.39

2.7%

38.6%

60.7%

Danaher Corp.

US:DHR $210.58

$208.38

0.8%

36.8%

48.8%

ANSYS Inc.

US:ANSS $354.87

$343.89

1.9%

36.2%

80.1%

Monster Beverage Corp.

US:MNST $87.05

$84.84

2.0%

36.2%

29.1%

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

US:TMO $441.96

$433.73

1.7%

35.8%

45.2%

Fastenal Co.

US:FAST $49.86

$49.49

0.4%

34.4%

41.3%

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

US:FBHS $86.80

$85.74

0.8%

32.2%

72.0%

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

US:APD $310.74

$302.73

2.5%

32.1%

46.8%

Progressive Corp.

US:PGR $95.37

$93.87

1.2%

31.2%

20.0%

Ball Corp.

US:BLL $84.65

$81.97

3.2%

30.8%

40.6%

Intuitive Surgical Inc.

US:ISRG $778.83

$741.57

3.2%

29.4%

23.4%

Verisk Analytics Inc.

US:VRSK $193.61

$187.69

2.7%

29.1%

37.0%

Charter Communications Inc. Class A

US:CHTR $626.62

$617.24

0.8%

28.3%

70.2%

Moody’s Corp.

US:MCO $305.96

$296.07

2.8%

28.3%

69.5%

Alphabet Inc. Class A

US:GOOGL $1,726.10

$1,655.08

3.8%

28.2%

28.2%

Nasdaq Inc.

US:NDAQ $137.94

$134.82

1.8%

28.2%

31.3%

Cintas Corp.

US:CTAS $343.37

$335.31

2.1%

27.2%

60.2%

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

US:SWKS $154.24

$146.46

4.7%

26.8%

80.4%

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

US:MTD $1,009.07

$975.89

3.0%

26.7%

40.3%

Kansas City Southern

US:KSU $199.00

$184.30

5.1%

26.5%

60.5%

Deere & Co.

US:DE $219.71

$217.69

-0.3%

25.3%

16.1%

Zoetis Inc. Class A

US:ZTS $165.82

$162.05

2.0%

24.9%

54.7%

Walmart Inc.

US:WMT $151.33

$147.59

0.1%

24.3%

27.6%

McCormick & Co. Inc.

US:MKC $210.43

$205.93

1.9%

23.6%

21.9%

Linde PLC

US:LIN $260.49

$256.94

1.3%

22.2%

36.4%

Costco Wholesale Corp.

US:COST $359.92

$351.38

2.1%

22.1%

44.3%

BlackRock Inc.

US:BLK $609.69

$596.24

2.0%

20.9%

28.0%

Sherwin-Williams Co.

US:SHW $699.81

$686.04

1.9%

19.8%

48.3%

NextEra Energy Inc.

US:NEE $289.70

$277.13

4.0%

19.0%

39.3%

Trane Technologies PLC

US:TT $122.93

$120.20

1.8%

18.7%

45.7%

Broadcom Inc.

US:AVGO $378.96

$359.54

4.3%

18.7%

24.3%

Brown-Forman Corp. Class B

US:BF $83.40

$72.60

10.0%

18.2%

42.1%

Accenture PLC Class A

US:ACN $247.82

$240.02

3.0%

17.4%

49.3%

Humana Inc.

US:HUM $429.07

$414.85

3.1%

16.7%

27.9%

Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

US:EXPD $91.22

$89.68

1.2%

16.3%

14.6%

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

US:CL $79.79

$78.09

1.8%

15.4%

15.7%

Nike Inc. Class B

US:NKE $117.41

$114.84

1.7%

15.3%

36.6%

Copart Inc.

US:CPRT $105.03

$104.02

0.7%

15.2%

90.3%

Zebra Technologies Corp. Class A

US:ZBRA $295.53

$287.16

2.5%

15.2%

60.4%

Visa Inc. Class A

US:V $217.35

$213.35

1.5%

15.2%

42.4%

Texas Instruments Inc.

US:TXN $148.37

$144.96

1.8%

15.1%

35.8%

Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

US:ICE $106.99

$106.52

-0.2%

14.9%

22.9%

Procter & Gamble Co.

US:PG $141.44

$138.18

1.7%

12.5%

35.9%

FMC Corp.

US:FMC $112.53

$110.15

1.9%

12.5%

55.7%

Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

US:EW $87.79

$85.91

1.8%

12.4%

52.3%

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

US:ITW $202.67

$201.02

0.5%

12.4%

41.8%

Eaton Corp. PLC

US:ETN $106.07

$103.43

2.1%

11.5%

38.0%

Iqvia Holdings Inc.

US:IQV $170.51

$165.13

2.8%

9.9%

33.0%

Microchip Technology Inc.

US:MCHP $115.11

$112.35

2.1%

9.5%

45.6%

Union Pacific Corp.

US:UNP $197.56

$195.80

0.2%

8.6%

30.8%

Teleflex Inc.

US:TFX $409.27

$398.35

2.5%

8.4%

45.6%

Idex Corp.

US:IEX $185.18

$182.08

1.1%

7.1%

36.2%

Amphenol Corp. Class A

US:APH $113.25

$110.79

2.0%

4.4%

33.6%

Ametek Inc.

US:AME $103.95

$102.02

1.0%

3.3%

47.3%

Source: FactSet

Not all stocks that set intraday highs closed with gains. Apple Inc.
US:AAPL
and Salesforce.com Inc.
US:CRM
are two examples.

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