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Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2019

Updated Jul 3, 2019
Among the big universe of stocks listed on the various stock exchanges, the popular stock market indexes like S&P 500 allow investors a convenient mode to access the top rated stocks. The S&P 500 index contains the top 500 stocks by market value (or market capitalization) of the stocks listed in the American markets. Within this top list, which are the S&P 500 stocks that have generated the maximum returns this year?
This article looks at the price movement of all the S&P 500 stocks from the end of the previous year to the date of writing and presents a list of top 10 stocks that have given the maximum returns. The list is prepared using the following method. The price of each stock is taken at the close of December 31 of the previous year and at the close of Jul 3, 2019. Percentage gains are then calculated using the two closing prices for each S&P 500 stock, and the resultant list is arranged in the descending order of percentage gains - that is, stock with the highest gains is ranked at the top. The top 10 stocks which have generated the maximum gain during the year are listed below.
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Top S&P 500 Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader S&P 500 sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Xerox Corp. (XRX) 2) Coty Inc. (COTY) 3) Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) 4) Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) 5) Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
 6) MSCI Inc (MSCI) 7) Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) 8) Total System Services (TSS) 9) Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) 10) Dish Network (DISH)
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Performance of Top S&P 500 Stocks

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

Xerox

Xerox Corporation, incorporated on April 18, 1906, is engaged in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and user-centric insights. The Companys segments include Services, Document Technology and Other. Other segment includes ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based Xerox Corp. (XRX) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Business Services company. The stock of Xerox ended the previous year at a price of $19.76 per share. As of Jul 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $36.48 apiece, which indicates a change of 84.62 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the S&P 500 for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $4.71 billion. It has now changed to $8.19 billion as of writing. Xerox continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Coty

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Luxury, Consumer Beauty, and Professional Beauty. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Coty Inc. (COTY) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Package Goods and Cosmetics. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Coty has so far gained 77.9 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.56 per share and year-to-date price of $11.67 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $4.92 billion to $8.77 billion. The stock of Coty continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
During the given months of the year 2019, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 72.06 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 Cadence Design closed at a price of $43.48 per share, while it traded at a price of $74.81 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $12.26 billion to $21.02 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-Prepackaged Software sector business.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (Chipotle), incorporated on January 30, 1998, together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The Companys Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants serve a menu of burritos, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) has moved by 69.29 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $431.78 apiece to the price of $730.98 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jul 3, 2019. The smart run of the Denver, Colorado-based Restaurants sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $12 billion to $20.26 billion over the same duration. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), incorporated on May 1, 1969, is a global semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in offering x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated into ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $18.46 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $31.19 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 68.96 percentage. The Sunnyvale, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $18.45 billion to $33.74 billion. The Semiconductors 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.

MSCI

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), incorporated on July 2, 1998, offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The Companys segments include Index, Analytics and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-based MSCI Inc (MSCI) belongs to the Miscellaneous sector and is categorized as a Business Services company. The stock of MSCI ended the previous year at a price of $147.43 per share. As of Jul 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $245.57 apiece, which indicates a change of 66.57 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the S&P 500 for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $12.98 billion. It has now changed to $20.71 billion as of writing. MSCI continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko), incorporated on June 12, 1985, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number seven in the coveted list is held by Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Oil and Gas Production. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Anadarko Petroleum has so far gained 61.95 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $43.84 per share and year-to-date price of $71 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $22.1 billion to $35.65 billion. The stock of Anadarko Petroleum continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Total System

Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), incorporated on December 22, 1982, is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Total System Services (TSS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 61.29 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 Columbus, Georgia-based Total System closed at a price of $81.29 per share, while it traded at a price of $131.11 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $14.83 billion to $23.2 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Business Services sector business.

Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc., incorporated on May 7, 1987, provides software, intellectual property (IP) and services. The Company supplies the electronic design automation (EDA) software that engineers use to design and test ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) has moved by 60.13 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number nine among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $84.24 apiece to the price of $134.89 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jul 3, 2019. The smart run of the Mountain View, California-based Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $12.59 billion to $20.71 billion over the same duration. Synopsys is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Dish Network

DISH Network Corporation, incorporated on April 26, 1995, is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. The Company offers pay-TV services under the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands Dish Network (DISH), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $24.97 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $39.6 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 58.59 percentage. The Meridian, Colorado-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $11.68 billion to $18.4 billion. The Television Services specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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