Leader Stocks See Red in 2015

Leader stocks were going down during week 34, 2015. Is the bottom finally in? Will you see more pain in upcoming weeks? Top stock market industries are gold, residential construction, etc.

Top Stock Industries

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -5.71%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of -6.78%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -5.71%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of -2.66%.

Stock market highlights for week 34 are:
    Leader Stocks See Reds in 2015
  • Major indices around the world tumble. 
  • Dow Jones industrial average tumbles 530 points last Friday.
  • Slowdown concerns in China shook markets.
  • Stock leaders such as Google (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) tumble close to 5% in 1 day.
  • Gold stocks are outperforming other sectors.
  • Oil is still going down.
Top 25 stock industries in week 33, 2015 (August 10, 2015 to August 16, 2015) are:

No.NamePerf WeekPerf MonthPerf Quart
2Residential Construction0.42%3.52%7.49%
5Computers Wholesale-0.53%5.66%-2.50%
6Tobacco Products, Other-0.81%-12.14%1.66%
7Water Utilities-1.56%0.06%-4.52%
8Electric Utilities-1.60%4.23%-1.17%
9REIT - Industrial-1.72%3.26%4.33%
10Management Services-1.89%-1.75%-2.16%
11Jewelry Stores-1.92%-5.29%-4.80%
12REIT - Retail-2.08%2.33%-1.81%
13Department Stores-2.24%-4.35%-6.37%
14Dairy Products-2.25%-6.56%-10.36%
15Telecom Services - Domestic-2.28%-0.78%-5.18%
16REIT - Residential-2.40%0.12%0.40%
17Waste Management-2.47%4.23%0.66%
18REIT - Office-2.48%-2.21%-4.14%
19Meat Products-2.51%-1.39%-0.71%
20Home Improvement Stores-2.52%2.35%3.58%
21Wireless Communications-2.60%-2.79%-8.90%
22Paper & Paper Products-2.70%-2.81%-10.07%
23Diversified Utilities-2.79%1.50%-7.18%
24Metal Fabrication-2.93%6.70%-9.35%
25Gas Utilities-2.94%1.22%-5.84%

Best Stocks Return

Looking into best weekly stocks can provide an insight what stock market will bring for the next session. Retail or institutional investors may want to rotate to this sector to avoid bad returns. Can growth stocks finally make the comeback? Will value stocks continue to be the winner? Some great sectors in 2015 are drug, health care, grocery, consumer, etc.

Top 20 gold stocks in 2015 are:

No.CompanyTickerPerf WeekPerf Month
1Gold Fields Ltd.GFI33.96%26.33%
2AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.AU30.08%24.12%
3Alamos Gold, Inc.AGI20.72%41.88%
4Seabridge Gold, Inc.SA17.79%89.68%
5DRDGOLD Ltd.DRD17.70%3.10%
6Sibanye Gold LimitedSBGL15.19%-11.65%
7B2Gold Corp.BTG12.28%17.43%
8Primero Mining Corp.PPP11.66%22.96%
9Timmins Gold Corp.TGD11.44%0.82%
10Asanko Gold Inc.AKG10.90%19.31%
11Agnico Eagle Mines LimitedAEM10.46%17.02%
12Harmony Gold Mining Company LimitedHMY10.20%6.93%
13Gold Resource CorpGORO8.86%24.04%
14Goldcorp Inc.GG8.54%21.37%
15Randgold Resources LimitedGOLD6.01%12.76%
16Minco Gold CorporationMGH5.26%4.17%
17Gold Standard Ventures CorpGSV5.00%20.44%
18Franco-Nevada CorporationFNV4.97%17.55%
19Lake Shore Gold Corp.LSG4.76%3.51%
20Newmont Mining CorporationNEM4.55%3.07%
The 11 best residential construction stocks in 2015 are:

No.CompanyTickerPerf WeekPerf Month
1UCP, Inc.UCP8.07%17.71%
2Hovnanian Enterprises Inc.HOV5.73%-25.89%
3Taylor Morrison Home CorporationTMHC2.29%4.05%
4Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.CHCI1.87%15.51%
5Lennar CorporationLEN1.73%1.89%
6M/I Homes, Inc.MHO1.58%5.96%
7DR Horton Inc.DHI1.21%13.30%
8NVR, Inc.NVR1.05%6.35%
9WCI Communities Inc.WCIC0.97%11.04%
10TRI Pointe Group, Inc.TPH0.34%0.54%
11Toll Brothers Inc.TOL0.28%3.96%
Top stock issues are:
  • Indices are going down.
  • Oil is still down.
  • Is China in trouble?


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