Below is a list of the 40 best performing S&P 1500 (current members) stocks since the bull market began on March 9th, 2009. If you like looking at big winners, this list is for you. As shown, all 40 stocks are up more than 1,400% (a "14-bagger"), and 24 are up more than 2,000% (a "20-bagger"). There are even three stocks up more than 5,000% (a "50-bagger")!
The best performing stock currently in the S&P 1500 since the bull market began is Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS), which is up 7,864%. As shown, on 3/9/09, SCSS closed at $0.25. Today it is at $19.91.
The list above includes largecaps, midcaps and smallcaps, but below is a list of just the best performing largecaps (current S&P 500 members) since the bull market began. As shown, there are 13 current S&P 500 members that have been "10-baggers" (gained more than 1,000%) since March 9th, 2009. Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) is up the most with a gain of 2,197%, followed by Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) at 2,030%. CBS is up the third most with a gain of 1,796%. On 3/9/09, CBS was a $3 stock -- now it's at $58.60.
Some of the more notable name on the list below include priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN) with a gain of 1,301%, Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) at 1,263%, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) at 987%, Ford Motor (NYSE:F) at 858% (F was at $1.74 on 3/9/09!) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) at 763%.