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 2021 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 Apr 1, 2021, 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) Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
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-based Miscellaneous sector company Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Blockchain sector. Classified as the Multi-Sector Companies business, the stock price of Marathon Patent ended the previous year at a price of $10.44 per share while it reached the level of $48.85 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 367.91%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $4.83 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Marathon Patent in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
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-headquartered company Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Blockchain of 2021. The Finance sector business falls under the Technology industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Riot Blockchain has changed by 206.24 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $16.99 per share and year-to-date closing price of $52.03 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.15 billion to $4.38 billion during the same period. Along with Blockchain, the company is also in the business of Finance, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Riot Blockchain 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.
Xunlei Limited (Xunlei), incorporated on February 3, 2005, is a cloud-based acceleration technology company. The Company operates an Internet platform in China based on cloud computing to enable users to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Xunlei. During the given months of the year 2021, Xunlei Limited (XNET) was successful in generating YTD returns of 130.1 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the China-based Xunlei closed at a price of $2.89 per share, while it traded at a price of $6.65 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $193.28 million to $444.76 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector business.
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. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Utah, UT, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Catalog and Specialty Distribution. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Overstock.com has so far gained 43.21 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $47.97 per share and year-to-date price of $68.7 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.05 billion to $2.95 billion. The stock of Overstock.com continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Bank of America
Bank of America Corporation, incorporated on July 31, 1998, is a bank holding company (BHC) and a financial holding company. The Company is a financial institution, serving individual consumers, small- ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bank of America. At number five in the list of top stocks stands Bank of America Corp (BAC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $30.31 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $39.49 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 30.29 percentage. The Charlotte, North Carolina-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $262.21 billion to $340.69 billion. The Major Banks 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.
Intel Corporation, incorporated on March 1, 1989, is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Companys segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Intel. Intel Corp. (INTC) has moved by 29.57 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $49.82 apiece to the price of $64.55 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Santa Clara, California-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $204.16 billion to $262.87 billion over the same duration. Intel is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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. American Express (AXP) generated percentage returns of 19.57 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $120.91 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $144.57 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $97.36 billion to $116.15 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Consumer Finance 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, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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. The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Blockchain sector is taken by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). The company's stock price changed from $222.42 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $242.35 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 8.96 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Redmond, Washington-based Technology sector company was from $1682 billion to $1828 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, NASDAQ 100 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average 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. Based on the market-cap change from $173.07 billion to $176.93 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $261.21 per share to a price of $278.34 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Accenture plc (ACN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 6.56 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Blockchain stocks, the Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture is categorized as the Business Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology 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.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), incorporated on June 16, 1911, is a technology company. The Company operates through five segments: Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services (GBS), Technology Services & Cloud ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IBM. The Armonk, New York-based International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Manufacturing company. The stock of IBM ended the previous year at a price of $125.88 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $133.23 apiece, which indicates a change of 5.84 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Blockchain for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $112.17 billion. It has now changed to $119.05 billion as of writing. IBM 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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