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On a day-to-day basis, most stock tend not to have dramatic price movements. However, material news/information that is fundamental to an industry, sector or stock's business does get released periodically. This type of news has the potential to move a stock by several percentage points (in either direction). While it is a measure of prestige, a stock's inclusion into the S&P500 does not protect the stock to downward movements. But even if a stock has already moved, it might still warrant a look. After good news, a stock may increase in value, but this momentum can often continue on for more upside. Likewise, bad news often knocks down a stock's price more than is warranted, causing it to sell at bargain levels until the price moves back up.

Check out which S&P 500 components made the biggest moves in June. By comparison, the entire S&P 500 was down 2.18 % and the DJIA was down 2.15% over the same period. (For related reading, see How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?)

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July's Best-Performing S&P500 Stocks

% Change
Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK)
Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC)
EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)
Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG)

July's Worst-Performing S&P500 Stocks

% Change
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW)
Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR)
Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:AKAM) -24.25%
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