Market Extra: Here are the 25 S&P 500 stocks that ended higher on Wall Street’s worst day in 6 weeks

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Only about two dozen companies survived a punishing session Wednesday on Wall Street. Specifically, 25 of the S&P’s more than 500 constituents finished in positive territory, while the S&P 500 tumbled 1.8% to finish at 2,887.61, as fears about an economic slowdown gripped Wall Street.

The decline in U.S. equities represented the worst daily slump for the S&P 500 SPX, -1.79%, as well as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.86% and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.56% , since Aug. 23.

Here are the 25 S&P components, the majority of which are real-estate companies, that managed to post a gain on the session, led by Lennar Corp. after the home builder delivered third-quarter results that topped analysts forecasts:

Companies Wednesday return
Lennar Corp. LEN, +3.77%   3.77%
Paychex Inc. PAYX, +1.78%   1.78%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +1.55%   1.55%
Charter Communications Inc. CHTR, +1.27%   1.27%
Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN, +1.16%   1.16%
Public Storage PSA, +0.86%   0.86%
Tractor Supply Co. TSCO, +0.86%   0.86
Newmont Goldcorp Corp. NEM, +0.83%   0.83%
Cimarex Energy Co. XEC, +0.82%   0.82%
Edison International EIX, +0.78%   0.78%
SL Green Realty Corp. SLG, +0.51%   0.51%
Ventas Inc. VTR, +0.48%   0.48%
HCP Inc. HCP, +0.48%   0.48%
AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB, +0.47%   0.47%
Xilinx Inc. XLNX, +0.45%   0.45%
Humana Inc. HUM, +0.44%   0.44%
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. MAA, +0.42%   0.42%
Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, +0.42%   0.42%
W.W. Grainger Inc. GWW, +0.40%   0.42%
Duke Realty Corp. DRE, +0.39%   0.39%
Welltower Inc. WELL, +0.36%   0.36%
H&R Block Inc. HRB, +0.17%   0.17%
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. EW, +0.12%   0.12%
Essex Property Trust Inc. ESS, +0.09%   0.09%
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. FBHS, +0.07%   0.07%

On Wednesday, a private-sector employment report from Automatic Data Processing ADP, -2.37% sank market sentiment, showing a modest 135,000 jobs were created in September. The weaker-than-expected data came a day after the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing survey produced its worst reading since 2009.

All 11 sectors of the S&P 500 declined on Wednesday, led by a 2.6% skid in the energy sector XLE, -2.46% and a 2.1% tumble in the financial sector XLE, -2.46% , as yields of government bonds, which move inversely to prices, slumped.

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