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:
|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.