Best Performing Stocks Since the Prior Market Peak

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 |  Includes: AAPL, AMZN, DV, ESRX, F, GIS, GPS, IVV, MA, MEE, PCLN, SPY, SWN, THC, WDC
by: Bespoke Investment Group

The S&P 500 is down 30% from its all-time high reached on October 9th, 2007. The average stock currently in the S&P 500 is down 23% from its price on 10/9/07. Just 77 stocks in the S&P 500 are up since 10/9/07, and below we list the ones that are up more than 10%. These names have not only managed to stay afloat over a very tough period of time for the market, but they've shined.

As shown, priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN) is up the most of any S&P 500 stock since 10/9/07 with a gain of 135%. Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) is the only other stock up 100% or more. Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and even The Gap (NYSE:GPS) are all on the list.

Every name that is up more than 10% since the market's peak back in 2007 is noteworthy, but none is more noteworthy than Ford Motor (NYSE:F). After everything that the US auto industry has gone through over the past couple of years, Ford Motor is now up 13% from where it was on the day the S&P 500 hit its record high of 1,565.15 on 10/9/07. That's hard to believe.

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