Annual stock market returns are available through both Yahoo Finance and CNN Money. These websites contain detailed information related to stock market price changes and percentage changes over a specified period of time.
The official Yahoo Finance website contains a search box that allows users to look up companies by either name or ticker symbol. After entering the company identifier, headlines, press releases, key statistics and company profile data is offered. In addition, the search query generates an interactive stock chart. This chart can be filtered for a one-year period to view the annual return of that specific company. Moreover, the 52-week high price and low price of the associated stock is displayed.
CNN Money offers a similar search box to search for public companies and find annual stock market returns. The website also provides summaries of the returns for the major stock indexes. A user visiting CNN Money can also find some of the fastest moving and most volatile stocks over a particular period. Sector performance is also broken down for investors looking to track annual stock performance of a specific industry. As of March 2015, health services, commercial services and electronic technology are some of the top-performing industries.