Dubbed the Magnificent Seven stocks, Apple, Microsoft, Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Nvidia, Meta Platforms and Tesla lived up to their name in 2023 with big gains. But the first quarter of 2024 has shown a big divergence of returns. The Magnificent Seven stocks are among the best stocks to watch on the stock market today.


Due to their outsized market capitalizations, Magnificent Seven stocks hold a disproportionate influence on the market-cap weighted Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 indexes.

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Magnificent Seven Stocks Performance

Company Name Symbol 2024 YTD Performance
Alphabet (GOOGL) -3.8%
Amazon (AMZN) +16.4%
Apple (AAPL) -12.2%
Meta Platforms (META) +44.7%
Microsoft (MSFT) +8.8%
Nvidia (NVDA) +87.1%
Tesla (TSLA) -28.1%
Source: IBD Data As Of March 7, 2024

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Alphabet Surges On Gemini Talks

Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) is breaking out past its latest buy point, topping the 153.78 entry, with a 2.3% rally Monday.

Alphabet surged on March 18 after Bloomberg reported that Apple is in talks with the Google parent over licensing its “Gemini” artificial intelligence  training model for use in iPhones.

On Jan. 30, Alphabet reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimates. But shares tumbled as the search giant’s core advertising business slightly missed views.

Nvidia Stock Leads Magnificent Seven

Among the Magnificent Seven stocks, Nvidia (NVDA) is the top performer in 2024, with a scorching 87% year-to-date return through March 7.

The AI giant is sharply extended past a new flat base’s 505.48 buy point after a Jan. 8 breakout move. Shares rose 2% Monday, adding to Thursday’s gains. Nvidia is an IBD Leaderboard stock.

On Feb. 21, Nvidia beat Wall Street’s targets for its fiscal fourth quarter and guided higher than views for the current period.

Nvidia’s Q4 report marked its third straight quarter of triple-digit percentage growth in sales and earnings. And its sales growth has accelerated for the past three quarters.

“Accelerated computing and generative AI have hit the tipping point,” Chief Executive Jensen Huang said in a news release. “Demand is surging worldwide across companies, industries and nations.”

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Tesla Stock Rebounds From Recent Lows

Tesla (TSLA) dropped 0.2% Monday, threatening to extend Thursday’s 2.3% skid. The stock faces resistance at its pivotal 50-day line.

On Jan. 24, the electric-vehicle giant said that earnings fell 40% to 71 cents per share while revenue totaled $25.17 billion, up 3.5% vs. the year-ago period. Wall Street expected earnings of 73 cents a share on revenue of $25.62 billion. For 2023, Tesla earnings fell 23% to $3.12 a share while revenue increased 19% to $96.77 billion vs. estimates of $3.05 on sales of $97.5 billion.

Dow Jones Stocks In Magnificent 7: Apple, Microsoft

Two Dow Jones names among the Magnificent Seven stocks, Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) traded mixed on the stock market today.

Apple stock dropped 0.5% Monday. Shares remain below their 200-day line.

On Feb. 1, Apple beat Wall Street’s targets for its fiscal first quarter, thanks to iPhone 15 handset sales and services growth.

According to MacRumors and other outlets, Apple could have a generative AI feature — internally known as Apple GPT — available on the iPhone and iPad sometime late next year.

Meanwhile, Microsoft stock is rallying from support around its 50-day line, a key area to watch. The stock moved down up 1.3% Monday, just off new highs.

On Jan. 30, Microsoft beat Wall Street’s targets for its fiscal second quarter thanks to strong cloud computing business.

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