(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.
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.
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%.