The S&P 500 is currently up 76% since the bull market began on March 9th, 2009. The average stock in the index is up 132.53% since 3/9/09, which means smaller stocks have outperformed larger stocks. This is typical during rallies.
So which stocks have been the best of the bull market? Below is a table highlighting the 50 stocks in the S&P 500 that are up the most since 3/9/09. As shown, Genworth Financial (GNW) ranks first with a gain of 1,174.73%. Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) ranks 2nd with a gain of 843.55%, while Ford (F) ranks 3rd at 813.79%. The eight best performers are all from either the Financial or Consumer Discretionary sectors.
For most investors, Apple (AAPL) probably comes to mind first as a stock that has done well over the last year and a half. AAPL has done very well, but it just barely made the top 50 list with a gain of 278.69%. Some other big-name stocks on the 50 Best list include AIG, American Express (AXP), Citigroup (C), Priceline.com (PCLN), Coach (COH), Salesforce.com (CRM), Whole Foods (WFMI), and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
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