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Here’s another little-known stock with an amazing track record. Arden Group (NASDAQ:ARDNA) runs 18 Gelson’s shopping centers in Southern California.

The company has a market value of about $280 million and it’s almost entirely ignored by Wall Street. In fact, it’s not uncommon for Arden to trade a few hundred shares a day.

Twenty-eight years ago, the stock was going for about 84 cents a share. In September 2008, ARDNA reached a high of $199.99 a share. That’s a gain of about 24,000%, which easily beat the S&P 500’s gain of about 1,000% over the same period.

The stock has plunged all the way to $88 a share. It reached a new 52-week low last week. For some reason, the company pays a microscopic dividend of 25 cents a quarter.

Here's Arden's EPS for the last few years.

Year..........EPS
2000.............$3.41
2001.............$3.79
2002.............$4.14
2003.............$4.90
2004.............$6.70
2005.............$5.87
2006.............$7.16
2007.............$9.24
2008.............$7.80
2009.............$6.84

Source: Arden Group: An Unknown Worth Considering