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Improving S&P 500 Sectors and Stocks

3 S&P 500 sectors have moved solidly into the improving quadrant over the past few weeks including S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY), Utilities (XLU), and Real Estate (XLRE). After spending the past 8-weeks confined to the improving quadrant, S&P Communication Services sector (XLC) is on the verge of entering the leading quadrant. S&P Technology sector (XLK) continues to strengthen moving up further along the leading quadrant.

With the above thoughts in mind, we have compiled a list of the S&P 500 stocks that are recording the strongest increase in relative strength and relative price momentum within the respective S&P sectors. Over the past 8-weeks S&P 500 Index (SPY) has gained +4.8% and the following S&P sectors have outperformed the benchmark index.


S&P Technology (XLK) – Leading quadrant (XLK has gained +11.8% over the past 8-wks)

ADBE (+15.9% gains over past 8-weeks), MSFT (+18.1%), MU (+11%), and WDC (+12.8%)


S&P Telecommunication Services (XLC) – Improving quadrant (XLC +6.5%)

DISH (+14.7%), IPG (+8.4%), and NFLX (+17.4%)


S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) – Improving quadrant (XLY +4.9%)

AMZN (+16.1%) and CMG (+11.6%)


S&P Real Estate (XLRE) – Improving quadrant (XLRE +7.3%)

AMT (+9.3%), CCI (+17.1%) and SBAC (+20.1%)


S&P Utilities (XLU) – Improving quadrant (XLU +9.1%)

ES (+11.8%), EVRG (+15.4%), and NEE (+13.3%)



Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Technology Sector (XLK) Source: Courtesy of Stock Charts.com

S&P Technology Sector (XLK) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Technology Sector (XLK) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Technology Sector (XLK) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Telecom Services (XLC) Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Telecom Services (XLC) Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Telecom Services (XLC) Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Consumer Discretionary Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Consumer Discretionary Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Real Estate (XLRE) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Real Estate (XLRE) Source: Courtesy of StockChart.com

S&P Real Estate (XLRE) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Utilities (XLU) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Utilities (XLU) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

S&P Utilities (XLU) Source: Courtesy of StockCharts.com

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