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Stay-at-home stocks fizzle | Pensions & Investments

Six stocks that got a boost from stay-at-home orders early in the pandemic saw their prices rise tremendously starting in the first quarter of 2020. Most outpaced the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 indexes but then started trailing those indexes in the fourth quarter of 2020, and that continued during subsequent periods.

Year to date, the stocks have lagged the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 indexes. Since the end of the first quarter, they have lost 22.4% to 54.5%.

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