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May 19, 2022

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These 13 Nasdaq-100 stocks had the biggest swings up and down after the Fed raised rates. Should you be scared off?

One day after the Nasdaq Composite Index rose more than 3%, in what appeared to be a positive reaction by investors to the Federal Reserve’s latest moves to fight inflation, U.S. stocks reversed on May 5 with brutal volatility.

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The Nasdaq
COMP
sank 5% on Thursday, more than reversing its gains over the previous three trading sessions. The tech-weighted index has now fallen 21.3% for 2022 (excluding dividends).

Diving into the index’s large-cap non-financial subset (tracked by the Invesco QQQ Trust
QQQ
), here are the 13 stocks among the Nasdaq-100
NDX
that had the biggest two-day swings — 12% or more:

Company

Ticker

Two-day high/low price swing

Price change – May 5

Price change – 2022

Decline from 52-week high

Date of 52-week intraday high

Match Group Inc.

MTCH 23.3%

-8.3%

-41.9%

-57.8%

10/21/2021

Datadog Inc. Class A

DDOG 18.8%

-6.0%

-37.2%

-44.0%

11/17/2021

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Class A

CTSH 16.4%

-12.8%

-17.0%

-21.3%

03/22/2022

Booking Holdings Inc.

BKNG 15.6%

3.3%

-9.5%

-20.0%

02/16/2022

eBay Inc.

EBAY 15.2%

-11.7%

-27.8%

-40.8%

10/22/2021

Fortinet Inc.

FTNT 14.4%

-1.0%

-20.8%

-23.5%

12/29/2021

Pinduoduo Inc. ADR Class A

PDD 14.3%

-11.2%

-30.9%

-71.9%

06/01/2021

MercadoLibre Inc.

MELI 14.3%

-10.7%

-32.3%

-53.6%

09/02/2021

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Class A

CRWD 13.3%

-9.7%

-11.6%

-39.4%

11/10/2021

Zscaler Inc.

ZS 12.7%

-8.9%

-40.7%

-49.4%

11/19/2021

Airbnb Inc. Class A

ABNB 12.7%

-8.4%

-14.1%

-32.7%

11/17/2021

Moderna Inc.

MRNA 12.1%

-8.4%

-44.1%

-71.5%

08/10/2021

DocuSign Inc.

DOCU 12.0%

-8.6%

-46.9%

-74.3%

08/10/2021

Source: FactSet

Click on the tickers for more about each company.

Read Tomi Kilgore’s detailed guide to the wealth of information for free on the MarketWatch quote page.

Jump in or head for the hills?

Buying “on the dips” hasn’t been a very good trading strategy this year:

But there are always investors looking to ride a recovery. If you are one of those, analysts polled by FactSet believe that eight of the volatile stocks listed above are worth a second look.

Leaving the list in the same order, here’s a summary of analysts’ opinions and consensus price targets:

Company

Ticker

Share “buy” ratings

Consensus price target

Closing price – May 5

Implied 12-month upside potential

Match Group Inc.

MTCH 86%

$122.38

$76.88

59%

Datadog Inc. Class A

DDOG 79%

$179.76

$111.87

61%

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Class A

CTSH 48%

$93.14

$73.60

27%

Booking Holdings Inc.

BKNG 68%

$2,781.75

$2,171.91

28%

eBay Inc.

EBAY 41%

$59.60

$48.04

24%

Fortinet Inc.

FTNT 59%

$365.24

$284.52

28%

Pinduoduo Inc. ADR Class A

PDD 80%

$65.51

$40.28

63%

MercadoLibre Inc.

MELI 91%

$1,588.64

$913.22

74%

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Class A

CRWD 93%

$272.75

$180.98

51%

Zscaler Inc.

ZS 79%

$324.60

$190.41

70%

Airbnb Inc. Class A

ABNB 43%

$192.50

$143.09

35%

Moderna Inc.

MRNA 48%

$234.47

$142.02

65%

DocuSign Inc.

DOCU 48%

$104.06

$80.93

29%

Source: FactSet

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