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Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company's segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company's products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. It also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings. It offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

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UPDATE: These 30 S&P 500 stocks actually rose during the disastrous first quarter

6:37 am ET April 1, 2020 (MarketWatch)

By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Technology companies dominate list led by companies with potential COVID-19 drugs

Even during a brutal first quarter for the stock market, there were some winners as COVID-19 quickly changed the way people live and work in the U.S.

Thirty stocks among the S&P 500 index rose, and many of the companies are in the business of facilitating remote work, entertainment and commerce. Two of the top five gainers were the pharmaceutical companies farthest along in testing treatments for the novel coronavirus (, while a third of the total could be considered technology companies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst quarter since 1987 (, and the S&P 500 index sank 20% for its worst performance since the fourth quarter of 2008.

Here's how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 performed during the first quarter (excluding dividends), sorted from "best" to worst:

S&P 500 sector Price change - first quarter, 2020 Price change - 2019

Information Technology -12.2% 48.0%

Health Care -13.1% 18.7%

Consumer Staples -13.4% 24.0%

Utilities -14.2% 22.2%

Communication Services -17.2% 30.9%

Consumer Discretionary -19.6% 26.2%

Real Estate -19.8% 24.9%

Materials -26.6% 21.9%

Industrials -27.4% 26.8%

Financials -32.3% 29.2%

Energy -51.1% 7.6%

Source: FactSet

The information-technology sector continued to be the best-performing sector, after blowing away all the other sectors last year (

Here are the 30 S&P 500 stocks that rose during the first quarter:

Company Ticker Price change - 2020 Price change - 2019 Industry Sector

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. US:REGN 30.0% 0.5% Biotechnology Health Care

Citrix Systems Inc. US:CTXS 27.6% 8.2% Software Information Technology

Netflix Inc. US:NFLX 16.0% 20.9% Cable/Satellite TV Communication Services

Digital Realty Trust Inc. US:DLR 16.0% 12.4% Real-estate investment Trusts Real Estate

Gilead Sciences Inc. US:GILD 15.1% 3.9% Biotechnology Health Care

Clorox Co. US:CLX 12.8% -0.4% Household/Personal Care Consumer Staples

Nvidia Corp. US:NVDA 12.0% 76.3% Semiconductors Information Technology

SBA Communications Corp. Class A US:SBAC 12.0% 48.9% Real-estate investment Trusts Real Estate

MSCI Inc. Class A US:MSCI 11.9% 75.1% Investment Managers Financials

Rollins Inc. US:ROL 9.0% -8.1% Other Consumer Services Industrials

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. US:VRTX 8.7% 32.1% Biotechnology Health Care

Equinix Inc. US:EQIX 7.0% 65.6% Real-estate investment Trusts Real Estate

T-Mobile US Inc. US:TMUS 7.0% 23.3% Wireless Telecommunications Communication Services

Biogen Inc. US:BIIB 6.6% -1.4% Biotechnology Health Care

J.M. Smucker Co. US:SJM 6.6% 11.4% Food: Specialty/Candy Consumer Staples

Jack Henry & Associates Inc. US:JKHY 6.6% 15.1% Information Technology Services Information Technology

Akamai Technologies Inc. US:AKAM 5.9% 41.4% Internet Software/Services Information Technology

Eli Lilly and Co. US:LLY 5.5% 13.6% Pharmaceuticals Health Care Inc. US:AMZN 5.5% 23.0% Internet Retail Consumer Discretionary

Newmont Corp. US:NEM 4.2% 25.4% Precious Metals Materials

AmerisourceBergen Corp. US:ABC 4.1% 14.3% Medical Distributors Health Care

Kroger Co. US:KR 3.9% 5.4% Food Retail Consumer Staples

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. US:ODFL 3.7% 53.7% Trucking Industrials

Hormel Foods Corp. US:HRL 3.4% 5.7% Food: Meat/Fish/Dairy Consumer Staples

Progressive Corp. US:PGR 2.0% 20.0% Property/Casualty Insurance Financials

Crown Castle International Corp US:CCI 1.6% 30.9% Real-estate investment Trusts Real Estate

ServiceNow Inc. US:NOW 1.5% 58.6% Information Technology Services Information Technology

DaVita Inc. US:DVA 1.4% 45.8% Medical/Nursing Services Health Care

Activision Blizzard Inc. US:ATVI 0.1% 27.6% Videogames Communication Services

Microsoft Corp. US:MSFT 0.0% 55.3% Software Information Technology

You can click the tickers for more about each company, including news coverage.

You will need to scroll the table to see all of the data.

If one uses a liberal definition for what makes a "tech company," they make up more than a third of the list. Listed "tech" companies that aren't included in the S&P 500 technology sector included (AMZN), which is part of the consumer discretionary sector; Netflix (NFLX) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) in the communications services sector; and Digital Realty Trust (DLR) and Equinix (EQIX), which are organized as real-estate investment trusts even though their business focus is providing data-center services.

Microsoft is at the bottom of the list, with its shares rising a penny during the first quarter to $157.71, from $157.70 on Dec. 31. Microsoft was the only component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to increase for the quarter (

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-Philip van Doorn; 415-439-6400;

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April 01, 2020 06:37 ET (10:37 GMT)

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