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Since the Annual Meeting in late February, the stock market has reached new all-time highs despite concerns about inflation and elevated interest rates. Looking at the best-performing Club stocks since February 23, Nvidia stands out as the big winner, with a 17.4% increase since the meeting. The company’s strong fourth-quarter results and continued focus on expanding its software and services offerings have contributed to this growth. With the demand for AI hardware remaining strong in the near-to-mid-term, Nvidia’s push into services is seen as crucial for reducing earnings cyclicality and supporting profit margins.

Disney has also seen significant growth since the Annual Meeting, with shares increasing by 11.3%. CEO Bob Iger’s focus on cost cutting and finding new growth avenues, as well as the ongoing proxy battle with Nelson Peltz’s Trian Partners, have driven the stock higher. While the outcome of the proxy battle remains uncertain, both sides seem to be working towards increasing shareholder value, leading to a positive sentiment around Disney and an upward trajectory for its stock price.

Eaton Corp. has also experienced a notable increase in its stock price, up 9.5% since the February meeting. The company’s involvement in providing electrical components for AI-powered data centers has positioned it well to benefit from the growing demand for AI technology. Recent positive announcements, including a dividend increase and approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, have further boosted investor confidence in Eaton’s future growth potential.

Constellation Brands has been another strong performer for the Club, with its stock price increasing by 8.9% since the Annual Meeting. The company’s focus on its beer portfolio has paid off, with Nielsen sales data indicating an improvement in beer sales trends and market share gains for Constellation. Despite a decline in wine sales, investors remain optimistic about Constellation’s ability to address challenges in its wine segment and drive further growth.

Rounding out the top five list is DuPont, which has seen an 8% increase in its stock price since the February meeting. After a rough start to the year, the company rebounded when management confirmed that the first quarter was the low point and that things were expected to improve. Positive commentary from management at a recent industrial conference has further fueled momentum for DuPont, with stronger than expected orders and inventory destocking behind the company.

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