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