Though the blockchain technology has eveolved to a good extent and a significant number of global companies are operating in the blockchain space, the number of listed companies whose stocks are available for trading on popular and leading stock exchanges remain limited. As of writing the number of pure-play blockchain companies, that is, those which solely operate in the blockchain space, is very few. Although a few large-sized companies, like IBM, Facebook and Amazon, have started adapting the new-age innovative technology of blockchain and they have also managed to drive the industry wide initiatives that is expected to lead to larger scale adoption in the future, the efforts as well as results are still in nascent stages. Among the handful of Blockchain stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Blockchain stocks? This article provides a list of Blockchain stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Blockchain stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Blockchain stocks are listed below. Additionally, one can also explore the best performing stocks of other new-age investment themes like the Best Performing Robotics Stocks, Best Performing 5G Stocks, Best Performing Gaming Stocks and Best Performing Internet Stocks.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Blockchain sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Riot Blockchain, Inc. focuses on building, supporting, and operating blockchain technologies, primarily through its cryptocurrency mining operations and other developed businesses, as well as joint ventures, acquisitions, and targeted investments in the sector. Its primary focus is on Bitcoin and general blockchain technology. The company leverages its expertise and network ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Riot Blockchain. The USA-based Finance sector company Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Blockchain sector. Classified as the Technology business, the stock price of Riot Blockchain ended the previous year at a price of $1.12 per share while it reached the level of $16.99 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1416.96%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.15 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Riot Blockchain in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
Marathon Patent Group, Inc., incorporated on February 23, 2010, is a patent acquisition, monetization and commercialization company. The Company acquires patents and patent rights from their owners ranging from individual ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Marathon Patent. The Virginia, VA-headquartered company Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Blockchain of 2020. The Miscellaneous sector business falls under the Multi-Sector Companies industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Marathon Patent has changed by 1086.36 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.88 per share and year-to-date closing price of $10.44 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $6.92 million to $549.61 million during the same period. Along with Blockchain, the company is also in the business of Miscellaneous, Multi-Sector Companies, Industrials, Business Services, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Marathon Patent continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
Overstock.com, Inc., incorporated on February 27, 2002, is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Overstock.com. During the given months of the year 2020, Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK) was successful in generating YTD returns of 580.43 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Utah, UT-based Overstock.com closed at a price of $7.05 per share, while it traded at a price of $47.97 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $273.35 million to $2.05 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Catalog and Specialty Distribution sector business.
Nvidia Corporation, incorporated on February 24, 1998, focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company provides service to its customers ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Nvidia. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Semiconductors. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Nvidia has so far gained 121.93 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $235.3 per share and year-to-date price of $522.2 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $144 billion to $323.24 billion. The stock of Nvidia 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.
Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Companys segments include Productivity ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Microsoft. At number five in the list of top stocks stands Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $157.7 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $222.42 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 41.04 percentage. The Redmond, Washington-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $0 million to $1682 billion. The Computer Software-Prepackaged Software 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, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services in Ireland and internationally. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Accenture. Accenture plc (ACN) has moved by 24.05 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $210.57 apiece to the price of $261.21 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Dublin, Ireland-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $133.91 billion to $173.07 billion over the same duration. Accenture 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.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (Broadridge), incorporated on December 6, 2006, is a provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. The Companys segments ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Broadridge Financial. Broadridge Financial (BR) generated percentage returns of 24.01 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $123.54 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $153.2 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $14.16 billion to $17.71 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Miscellaneous speciality business with further classification in the Business Services sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Blockchain sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Wal-Mart. The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Blockchain sector is taken by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT). The company's stock price changed from $118.84 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $144.15 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 21.3 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Bentonville, Arkansas-based Consumer Services sector company was from $337.17 billion to $407.84 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Blockchain sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
MasterCard Incorporated, incorporated on May 9, 2001, is a technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses across the world, enabling them to use electronic forms of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Mastercard. Based on the market-cap change from $301.24 billion to $355.84 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $298.59 per share to a price of $356.94 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Mastercard Inc. (MA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 19.54 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Blockchain stocks, the Harrison, New York-based Mastercard is categorized as the Business Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
American Express Company, incorporated on June 10, 1965, together with its subsidiaries, is a global services company. The Companys principal products and services are charge and credit card products, and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of American Express. The New York, NY-based American Express Company (AXP) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Consumer Finance Services company. The stock of American Express ended the previous year at a price of $124.49 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $120.91 apiece, which indicates a change of -2.88 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Blockchain for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $101.87 billion. It has now changed to $97.36 billion as of writing. American Express continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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