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Here are Monday's best stock-market performers as airlines and cruise lines shine

By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Only one Dow Jones Industrial Average component declined

U.S. stocks staged a strong, broad rally on Monday (link), as investors cheered the continued reopening of the U.S. economy and good news about coronavirus vaccine trials from Moderna Inc.

The S&P 500 airlines industry group surged 14.3% as data from the Transportation Security Administration showed air passenger traffic had risen for four straight weeks (link). Riding on the coattails of the airlines was the S&P 500 hotels, resorts and cruise lines industry group, which leapt 13.4% on the day.

The S&P 500 airlines as a group are still down 61% this year, while the hotels, resorts and cruise lines industry group is down 51% for 2020, according to FactSet.

Here's the latest on states' efforts to reopen (link) after coronavirus lockdowns.

Among major benchmarks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 912 points, or 3.9%, to close at 24,597.37. The index is now down 13.8% for 2020 after bottoming on MARCH 23. (All figures in this article exclude dividends.)

The S&P 500 index soared was lifted 3.2% and ended down 8.6% for 2020.

The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 2.4% and now shows a gain for 2020 of 2.9%. Shares of Moderna (MRNA) soared 20% after the company announced positive results for a Phase 1 clinical trial of its mRNA coronavirus vaccine (link).

Read:Moderna plans to sell more than $1 billion in fresh stock after COVID-19 vaccine study success (link)

It was quite a day for some of the hardest-hit sectors and industries. Here's how the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 performed Monday:

S&P 500 Sector          Price change - May 18  Price change - 2020  Price change - 2019 
Energy                                   7.5%               -35.8%                 7.6% 
Industrials                              6.6%               -22.2%                26.8% 
Financials                               5.3%               -28.2%                29.2% 
Real Estate                              4.9%               -16.3%                24.9% 
Materials                                4.6%               -13.2%                21.9% 
Utilities                                4.1%               -12.0%                22.2% 
Consumer Discretionary                   3.2%                -1.4%                26.2% 
Information Technology                   2.6%                 4.4%                48.0% 
Communication Services                   2.1%                -3.2%                30.9% 
Consumer Staples                         1.7%                -7.8%                24.0% 
Health Care                              0.9%                -0.8%                18.7% 
                                                                        Source: FactSet 

Dow 30

All but one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up on Monday:

Company                                Ticker  Price change - May 18  Price change - 2020  Price change - 2019 
Boeing Co.                             US:BA                  12.9%               -58.4%                 1.0% 
United Technologies Corp.              CL:UTX                   9.8%               -34.5%                40.6% 
Dow Inc.                               US:DOW                   9.5%               -32.9%                  N/A 
Exxon Mobil Corp.                      US:XOM                   8.0%               -35.0%                 2.3% 
3M Co.                                 US:MMM                   7.6%               -15.4%                -7.4% 
American Express Co.                   US:AXP                   7.5%               -29.0%                30.6% 
Walt Disney Co.                        US:DIS                   7.2%               -19.2%                31.9% 
Caterpillar Inc.                       US:CAT                   6.6%               -22.1%                16.2% 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.          US:WBA                   6.4%               -30.7%               -13.7% 
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.               US:GS                   5.8%               -20.9%                37.6% 
Travelers Companies Inc.               US:TRV                   5.5%               -30.4%                14.4% 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.                   US:JPM                   5.3%               -35.1%                42.8% 
Nike Inc. Class B                      US:NKE                   4.7%               -10.1%                36.6% 
Visa Inc. Class A                      US:V                   4.3%                 1.9%                42.4% 
Coca-Cola Co.                          US:KO                   4.0%               -18.8%                16.9% 
International Business Machines Corp.  US:IBM                   3.9%                -9.3%                17.9% 
Chevron Corp.                          US:CVX                   3.8%               -23.2%                10.8% 
McDonald's Corp.                       US:MCD                   3.5%                -9.0%                11.3% 
Intel Corp.                            US:INTC                   2.8%                 0.1%                27.5% 
Home Depot Inc.                        US:HD                   2.5%                12.4%                27.1% 
Apple Inc.                             US:AAPL                   2.4%                 7.3%                86.2% 
Verizon Communications Inc.            US:VZ                   1.8%                -9.3%                 9.2% 
Cisco Systems Inc.                     US:CSCO                   1.8%                -6.0%                10.7% 
Procter & Gamble Co.                   US:PG                   1.4%                -7.0%                35.9% 
Walmart Inc.                           US:WMT                   1.4%                 7.4%                27.6% 
Microsoft Corp.                        US:MSFT                   1.0%                17.3%                55.3% 
UnitedHealth Group Inc.                US:UNH                   0.8%                -0.2%                18.0% 
Pfizer Inc.                            US:PFE                   0.8%                -2.8%               -10.2% 
Johnson & Johnson                      US:JNJ                   0.1%                 3.2%                13.0% 
Merck & Co. Inc.                       US:MRK                  -0.1%               -12.3%                19.0% 
                                                                                                Source: FactSet 

You can click on the tickers for more about each company.

S&P 500

Among the S&P 500, 464 stocks were up on Monday. Here are the day's 20 best performers:

Company                              Ticker  Price change - May 18  Price change - 2020  Price change - 2019 
United Airlines Holdings Inc.        US:UAL                  21.1%               -72.6%                 5.2% 
Expedia Group Inc.                   US:EXPE                  18.6%               -26.8%                -4.0% 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.  US:NCLH                  17.9%               -77.9%                37.8% 
L Brands Inc.                        US:LB                  17.6%               -29.5%               -29.4% 
Alliance Data Systems Corp.          US:ADS                  17.4%               -60.0%               -25.2% 
Marriott International Inc. Class A  US:MAR                  17.4%               -38.2%                39.5% 
Halliburton Co.                      US:HAL                  17.2%               -53.0%                -7.9% 
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.           US:HST                  17.1%               -36.5%                11.3% 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.         US:RCL                  16.7%               -67.3%                36.5% 
Marathon Petroleum Corp.             US:MPC                  15.3%               -42.0%                 2.1% 
Ventas Inc.                          US:VTR                  15.3%               -44.1%                -1.5% 
Live Nation Entertainment Inc.       US:LYV                  15.2%               -35.4%                45.1% 
Carnival Corp.                       US:CCL                  15.2%               -71.0%                 3.1% 
TechnipFMC PLC                       US:FTI                  14.9%               -65.1%                 9.5% 
HollyFrontier Corp.                  US:HFC                  14.8%               -39.1%                -0.8% 
Howmet Aerospace Inc.                US:HWM                  14.6%               -50.7%                82.5% 
Harley-Davidson Inc.                 US:HOG                  14.5%               -39.4%                 9.0% 
Leggett & Platt Inc.                 US:LEG                  14.4%               -40.1%                41.8% 
General Electric Co.                 US:GE                  14.2%               -43.8%                53.4% 
TransDigm Group Inc.                 US:TDG                  14.0%               -33.8%                64.7% 
                                                                                              Source: FactSet 

Nasdaq-100

Here are the 10 best performers on Monday among components of the Nasdaq-100 Index :

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