The 10 best-performing S&P 500 stocks during the coronavirus outbreak

All stock prices and one-month percentage change (1M %Chg) figures reflect changes from the settlement price on March 9, 2020 to the settlement price on April 9, 2020.

Data was drawn from Barchart.com.

1. Diamondback Energy (FANG)

Pumpjack silhouette against a sunset sky with deliberate lens flare and copy space. These jacks can extract between 5 to 40 litres of crude oil and water emulsioin at each stroke.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $26.88
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $34.86
  • One-Month Change: +29.69%
  • Overview: Diamondback Energy, an oil and natural gas company based in Texas, is expected to report strong earnings and revenue figures with their next earnings release.

2. SVB Financial Group (SIVB)

Jan 31, 2020 Santa Clara / CA / USA - Silicon Valley Bank logo at their headquarters and branch
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $148.15
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $185.69
  • One-Month Change: +25.34%
  • Overview: Silicon Valley Bank focuses heavily on investing in startups and the tech sector, companies that are helping people and businesses operate when social distancing has become standard practice.

3. Carrier Global Corp. (CARR)

Carrier United Technologies sign - transport - Kongsvinger, Norway (9th August 2018)
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: Carrier was still part of United Technologies until it separated and went public on April 3, 2020. *Traded at $12.00 on March 19, 2020.
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $14.78
  • One-Month Change: +23.17%
  • Overview: Carrier spun off from United Technologies on April 3 and specializes in proving HVAC, refrigeration, and security technologies where there is always a need.

4. Digital Realty Trust (DLR)

Mar 13, 2020 Santa Clara / CA / USA - Digital Realty logo at a location in Silicon Valley
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $120.67
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $148.29
  • One-Month Change: +22.89%
  • Overview: Digital Realty Trust, a data center real estate investment trust, made a big acquisition of InterXion on March 13, and its business won’t be too severely impacted by changes caused by COVID-19.

5. Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY)

Occidental Petroleum logo
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $12.51
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $15.36
  • One-Month Change: +22.78%
  • Overview: Occidental Petroleum has had a tough year-to-date after an oil war caused a flooded supply without much demand due to the pandemic, but the company rebounded strongly this past week after a new CFO was named.

6. Hess Corp. (HES)

NEW LONDON,Connecticut - MARCH 20: Hess oil company fuel depot as viewed from the New London Orient Point ferry.on March 20, 2013 in New London, Connecticut, USA.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $32.98
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $40.38
  • One-Month Change: +22.44%
  • Overview: Like OXY, Hess Corporation has had a tough go of it so far in 2020, but the company’s stock rallied over the last week.

7. Incyte Corp. (INCY)

Bottle of Incyte medication Jakafi
Incyte
  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $71.09
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $86.81
  • One-Month Change: +22.11%
  • Overview: Incyte Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, announced plans for a phase III study to evaluate the effectiveness of the company's drug Jakafi as a treatment against COVID-19.

8. Corteva, Inc. (CTVA)

Indianapolis - Circa July 2019: Corteva Agriscience global business center. Corteva Agriscience was the agricultural division of DowDuPont I
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $23.07
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $27.93
  • One-Month Change: +21.07%
  • Overview: An agricultural chemical and seed company, Corteva recently announced plans on March 25 to develop novel herbicides to address the rise in global weed resistance.

9. WestRock Co. (WRK)

Milton, Ontario, Canada - October 23, 2019: WestRock in Milton, Ontario, Canada. WestRock WestRock is an American corrugated packaging company.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $26.61
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $32.16
  • One-Month Change: +20.86%
  • Overview: WestRock, a packaging company, specializes in producing paper and cardboard-based packaging products which could see soaring demand as we move away from plastic packages.

10. The Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW)

New York City, New York - September 17, 2017 Charles Schwab Office Building Exterior Signs in Midtown Manhattan
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $30.27
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $36.54
  • One-Month Change: +20.71%
  • Overview: Charles Schwab completed an all-stock acquisition of TD Ameritrade in November of 2019. The deal is still awaiting Justice Department approval, but a good sign came when the Justice Department approved the Morgan Stanley–ETrade deal on March 30, 2020.

The 10 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks during the coronavirus outbreak

1. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

LAS VEGAS, USA - APRIL 15, 2014: Boeing 737 of Delta Airlines at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $43.52
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $24.39
  • One-Month Change: -43.96%
  • Overview: Delta, one of the major U.S. airlines, is feeling the pinch as social distancing guidelines have all but eliminated mass air travel.

2. Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX)

Washington, DC/USA-5/20/15: A sign for  Raytheon offices in Rosslyn, Va., is visible from the nation's capital.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $115.36
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $64.71
  • One-Month Change: -43.91%
  • Overview: Interestingly, the Raytheon Co. merged with United Technologies in April 2020 to form Raytheon Technologies. The latter side of that merger is the same company that separated from Carrier, the company that is listed above with one of the best-performing stocks. A big part of Raytheon’s business is aircraft manufacturing, a sector where demand has dropped lately.

3. Carnival Corp. (CCL)

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Carnival Cruise Line, cruise ship Carnival Victory Sails from Port George Town on February 26, 2013.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $21.74
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $12.42
  • One-Month Change: -42.87%
  • Overview: Similar to how airlines have struggled during the COVID-19 crisis, cruise lines, like Carnival, are doing no better.

4. Howmet Aerospace Inc. (HWM)

This airplane is disassembled and workers and engineers are seen working during repair and modernisation work in the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 19, 2014.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $23.04
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $13.25
  • One-Month Change: -42.49%
  • Overview: As a company that manufactures aerospace equipment, like parts for jet engines, Howmet Aerospace is struggling due to lack of demand as flights across the world are put on hold.

5. Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS)

KYIV /KIEV, UKRAINE - July 13, 2019: In this photo illustration the Alliance Data Systems logo is seen displayed on a smartphone
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $63.02
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $38.58
  • One-Month Change: -38.78%
  • Overview: Alliance Data Systems is a provider of loyalty and marketing services, like private label credit cards, and it has struggled lately in lockstep with general financial trends.

6. Kohl’s Corp. (KSS)

Columbus, OH/USA April 10,2019: Kohl's department store exterior. Kohl's Corporation is an American department store retail chain.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $32.50
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $19.91
  • One-Month Change: -38.74%
  • Overview: With social distancing guidelines effectively eliminating foot traffic, retailers like Kohl’s have struggled with revenue.

7. Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG)

Chicago, USA - Dec 30, 2019: The Simon company's Woodfield Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $103.04
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $68.17
  • One-Month Change: -33.84%
  • Overview: Simon Property Group is a commercial real estate company and the largest shopping mall operator in the U.S., which is a business that has been crushed during this global pandemic.

8. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH)

NCL, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE SHIP GETAWAY,  13 July 2017 : Cruise liner Getaway  are docked in Port of Sant Petersburg.
Nazar Skladanyi / Shutterstock
  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $19.81
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $13.11
  • One-Month Change: -33.82%
  • Overview: See #3 above on Carnival.

9. Capri Holdings Limited (CPRI)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2016 : Close up image on Michael Kors handbang.
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $20.21
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $13.38
  • One-Month Change: -33.80%
  • Overview: Capri Holdings, the parent company of brands including Michael Kors and Versace, has had a rough go of it as retailers have had to close their doors due to COVID-19.

10. Boeing Co. (BA)

Boeing logo at Boeing HorizonX, Boeing NeXt, Aurora Flight Sciences office building in Silicon Valley - Menlo Park, California, USA - 2019
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  • Price as of March 9, 2020: $227.17
  • Price as of April 9, 2020: $151.84
  • One-Month Change: -33.16%
  • Overview: Boeing’s brutal 2019 caused by 737 MAX accidents has been followed up with more bad tidings as the entire global airline industry has tanked due to the pandemic.

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