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Best Performing NASDAQ Stocks of 2019

Updated Mar 8, 2019
Stock market indexes make it easy for investors to pick and choose their selected set of companies. One such popularly followed leading stock market index is the NASDAQ 100. Often represented by the ticker symbol NDX, this index is a market capitalization-based index which contains around 100 of the largest domestic (U.S.) and foreign companies which are listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market.
Sector-wise, this index has an exception - it excludes the companies falling in the financial sector. Most of the companies included in this index include technology sector companies whose performance tend to move the index more than the companies of any other sector.
Though this index itself contains the top 100 companies, investors often look for stocks which are the top performers among these 100 companies of NASDAQ which have generated the highest returns. This article provides a detailed list of top 10 stocks of the NASDAQ 100 index by computing the percentage gains made by the constituent companies between December 31 of the previous year and Mar 8, 2019. The article presents the list in descending order of gains realized by the NASDAQ stocks between the given period, and the top performing stocks are ranked at the top.
One can also explore Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 and Best Performing Dow Jones Stocks of 2019.
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Top NASDAQ Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader NASDAQ sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) 2) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) 3) Xilinx Inc (XLNX) 4) Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) 5) Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)
 6) Celgene Corp. (CELG) 7) Netflix Inc. (NFLX) 8) Facebook, Inc. (FB) 9) JD.com, Inc. (JD) 10) Incyte Corporation (INCY)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 102 NASDAQ stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top NASDAQ ETFs.
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Performance of Top NASDAQ Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

MercadoLibre

MercadoLibre, Inc., incorporated on October 15, 1999, is an e-commerce company. The Company enables commerce through its marketplace platform (including online classifieds for motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, services and real ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number one in the list of top stocks stands MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $292.85 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $449.59 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 53.52 percentage. The Argentina-headquartered Miscellaneous sector company also saw its market value change from $13.23 billion to $20.32 billion. The Business Services specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Ctrip.com International

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Ctrip), incorporated on March 1, 2000, is a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. The Company aggregates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) has moved by 50.81 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number two among the top performing stocks. The Miscellaneous sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $27.06 apiece to the price of $40.81 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Mar 8, 2019. The smart run of the China-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $14.75 billion to $22.25 billion over the same duration. Ctrip.com International is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx), incorporated on February 5, 1990, is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Companys programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Xilinx Inc (XLNX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 39.29 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the San Jose, California-based Xilinx closed at a price of $85.17 per share, while it traded at a price of $118.63 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $21.56 billion to $30.03 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Semiconductors sector business.

Cadence Design

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., incorporated on April 8, 1987, provides solutions that enable its customers to design electronic products. The Companys product categories include Functional Verification, Digital integrated circuits (IC) ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Software-Prepackaged Software. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Cadence Design has so far gained 36.06 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $43.48 per share and year-to-date price of $59.16 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $12.26 billion to $16.59 billion. The stock of Cadence Design continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Alexion Pharma

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 1992, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products. The Companys products include Soliris (eculizumab), ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Cheshire, Connecticut-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Major Pharmaceuticals company. The stock of Alexion Pharma ended the previous year at a price of $97.36 per share. As of Mar 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $128.68 apiece, which indicates a change of 32.17 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the NASDAQ for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $21.72 billion. It has now changed to $28.76 billion as of writing. Alexion Pharma continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Celgene

Celgene Corporation, incorporated on April 17, 1986, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Summit, New Jersey-based Celgene Corp. (CELG) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Major Pharmaceuticals company. The stock of Celgene ended the previous year at a price of $64.09 per share. As of Mar 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $84.46 apiece, which indicates a change of 31.78 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the NASDAQ for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $44.88 billion. It has now changed to $59.32 billion as of writing. Celgene continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Netflix

Netflix, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 1997, is a provider an Internet television network. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic streaming ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number seven in the coveted list is held by Netflix Inc. (NFLX) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Consumer Electronics Video. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Netflix has so far gained 30.61 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $267.66 per share and year-to-date price of $349.6 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $116.72 billion to $152.64 billion. The stock of Netflix continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Facebook

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to c ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Facebook, Inc. (FB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 29.38 percentage which helped it gain the number eight spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Menlo Park, California-based Facebook closed at a price of $131.09 per share, while it traded at a price of $169.6 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $376.73 billion to $484.04 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing sector business.

JD.com

JD.com, Inc., incorporated in January 2014, is an online direct sales company. The Company engages in the sale of electronics and home appliance products and general merchandise products (including audio, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
JD.com, Inc. (JD) has moved by 29.24 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number nine among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $20.93 apiece to the price of $27.05 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Mar 8, 2019. The smart run of the China-based Other Specialty Stores sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $30.28 billion to $39.15 billion over the same duration. JD.com is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Incyte

Incyte Corporation, incorporated on April 8, 1991, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. The Companys portfolio includes compounds in various ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands Incyte Corporation (INCY), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $63.59 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $82.12 per share as of Mar 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 29.14 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $13.54 billion to $17.58 billion. The Biotech-Commercial Physical Biological Research specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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