- Third-quarter's worst-hit shares help pace the rebound
- S&P 500 Index caps strongest session since September 8
For traders who suffered through the worst quarter for equities in four years, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s best rally in three weeks Wednesday was little more than a token consolation.
Investors targeted their buying in some of the third quarter’s most-battered companies, with energy, raw-material and health-care shares among the leaders of the S&P 500’s 10 main groups after falling the most since June. All 10 industries in the benchmark advanced today, while a gauge of volatility had its steepest decline in more than a week.
“We’re getting a snapback in some of the beaten-down names, particularly in biotech, and I think that’s to be expected after the beating they took,” said Lew Piantedosi, vice president of growth equities at Eaton Vance Management in Boston, where he helps oversee almost $14 billion. “There also could be some end-of-the-quarter window dressing going on today.”
Investors should expect between $21 billion and $26 billion in buying of equities and some selling of bonds as pension-fund managers rebalance their portfolios at the end of the quarter, Boris Rjavinski, a strategist at UBS AG, wrote in a Sept. 25 report.
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