The S&P 500 index had its best quarterly gain in four years, with health care as the standout sector.
Health care and industrials were the top performing sectors.
- The technology sector was the third best performing sector, despite companies like Facebook's tumultuous three months.
- The materials sector, comprised of companies like United States Steel, was the loser.
The best performing stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple, Pfizer, and Nike.
- Intel, Chevron, and DowDupont were among the worst performing Dow stocks.