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These 20 stocks performed the best over the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency

(Updates story with closing prices through April 30, President Biden’s 100th day in office.)

Joe Biden has had a spectacular run — especially in the stock market. Friday was his his 100th day in office.

During the new president’s first 100 days in office, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.54%

rose 8.6% and the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
-0.72%

advanced 8.5%.

Best performers in the S&P 500

Here are the 20 stocks among the S&P 500 that have had the highest total returns (with dividends reinvested) since Biden took office Jan. 20. There’s a second column showing returns since Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020):

Those are excellent returns. From the close Nov. 3, the S&P 500 was up 24.1% through April 30.

At the close on Election Day, the S&P 500 had bounced back 51% from its coronavirus pandemic closing low on March 23, 2020. But it was up only 4% for 2020.

So some of the companies on this list have to be considered recovery plays, especially retailers such as Gap Inc.
GPS,
-2.22%

and L Brands Inc.
LB,
-1.13%

Nasdaq-100

The Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
-0.85%

rose 3.8% during Biden’s first 100 days in office. The Nasdaq-100 Index
NDX,
-0.78%
,
which includes the largest 100 non-financial companies in the full Nasdaq, was up 4.2%. This index is tracked by the Invesco QQQ Trust ETF
QQQ,
-0.66%
.

Here are the 20 best performers among the Nasdaq-100 during Biden’s first 100 days in office:

So Moderna Inc.
MRNA,
+1.79%

takes the Nasdaq-100 prize for Biden’s first 100 days. The Covid-19 vaccine developer’s stock is up 159% since Election Day.

In case you are wondering, shares of Tesla Inc.
TSLA,
+4.79%

fell 17% during Biden’s first 100 days in office, for the fifth-worst performance in the Nasdaq-100. The worst performer in the Nasdaq-100 during Biden’s first 100 days was Peloton Interactive Inc.
PTON,
-0.56%
,
which was down 37%.

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