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Best Performing Cannabis Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
The name Cannabis brings in the scenes of people enjoying thick smokes. However, the green-colored plant has many positive uses as well. The legalization of marijuana (also fondly called as weed) has paved the ways for use of the drug plant and its compounds in the medical industry, where big and small pharma and biotech companies are conducting research to enhance the pain and anxiety treatment capabilities using cannabis. Additionally, there are tobacco, beer and other recreational companies which are exploring the use of cannabis within permissible limits in drinks and related smoke products. One must not be surprised to see both pharmaceuticals and liquor companies listed in the cannabis stocks category.
A lot of such cannabis companies are listed on the leading stock exchanges, and investors can take a shot at these listed companies for investment and trading decisions by looking at their recent past performance.
Which among these have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices in recent times?
This article provides a list of the stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Cannabis stocks are listed below.
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Top Cannabis Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Cannabis sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM) 2) Catalent, Inc. (CTLT) 3) Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) 4) Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR) 5) Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (CRBP)
 6) Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) 7) GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH) 8) New Age Beverages Corporation (NBEV) 9) PerkinElmer (PKI) 10) Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 33 Cannabis stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Cannabis ETFs.

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Performance of Top Cannabis Stocks

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

Boston Beer

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States. The company's flagship beer is Samuel Adams Boston Lager. It offers various beers, hard ciders, and h ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Boston Beer.
The Massachusetts, MA-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Cannabis sector. Classified as the Beverages Production and Distribution business, the stock price of Boston Beer ended the previous year at a price of $377.85 per share while it reached the level of $842.66 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 123.01%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $10.29 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Boston Beer in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Catalent

Catalent, Inc., incorporated on March 14, 2007, is a provider of delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics, and consumer and animal health products. The Companys segments include Softgel ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Catalent.
The New Jersey, NJ-headquartered company Catalent, Inc. (CTLT) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Cannabis of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Major Pharmaceuticals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Catalent has changed by 59.18 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $56.3 per share and year-to-date closing price of $89.62 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $8.24 billion to $14.68 billion during the same period. Along with Cannabis, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Major Pharmaceuticals, Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic, Pharma, Healthcare, Marijuana, among other usual products and services. Catalent 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.

Scotts Miracle-Gro

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts Miracle-Gro), incorporated on November 22, 2004, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. The Companys segments include Global Consumer. In ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Scotts Miracle-Gro.
During the given months of the year 2020, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 47.79 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 Ohio, OH-based Scotts Miracle-Gro closed at a price of $106.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $156.92 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $5.93 billion to $8.71 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Agricultural Chemicals sector business.

Innovative Industrial Properties

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to experienced, state-licensed oper ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Innovative Industrial Properties.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, the Real Estate sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Real Estate. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Innovative Industrial Properties has so far gained 41.1 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $75.87 per share and year-to-date price of $107.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $899.35 million to $2.32 billion. The stock of Innovative Industrial Properties 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.

Corbus Pharma

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., incorporated on December 18, 2013, is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat rare, chronic and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Corbus Pharma.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (CRBP), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $5.46 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $7.15 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 30.95 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $353.11 million to $583.85 million. The Major Pharmaceuticals 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., incorporated on October 11, 1960, develops, manufactures and sells a range of products. The Company provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) has moved by 29.25 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $324.87 apiece to the price of $419.9 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Industrial Machinery and Components sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $130.27 billion to $166.11 billion over the same duration. Thermo Fisher Scientific 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.

GW Pharma

GW Pharmaceuticals plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics from its cannabinoid product platform in a range of disease areas. The Companys lead cannabinoid product candidate ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of GW Pharma.
Based on the market-cap change from $3.14 billion to $4.36 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $104.56 per share to a price of $134.94 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (GWPH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 29.06 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Cannabis stocks, the United Kingdom-based GW Pharma is categorized as the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care sector.

New Age Beverages

New Age Beverages Corporation, a healthy functional beverage company, engages in the development, marketing, sales, and distribution of beverages. The company offers ready to drink (RTD) tea, RTD coffee, kombuc ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of New Age Beverages.
The Denver, CO-based New Age Beverages Corporation (NBEV) belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector and is categorized as a Beverages company. The stock of New Age Beverages ended the previous year at a price of $1.82 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $2.32 apiece, which indicates a change of 27.47 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Cannabis for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $142.68 million. It has now changed to $214.81 million as of writing. New Age Beverages continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer, Inc., incorporated on November 13, 1947, is a provider of products, services and solutions to the diagnostics, research, environmental, industrial and laboratory services markets. The Company operates through two ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of PerkinElmer.
PerkinElmer (PKI) generated percentage returns of 25.74 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $97.1 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $122.09 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $10.79 billion to $13.6 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Biotech-Laboratory Analytical Instruments sub-category. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, the YTD performance of the Cannabis 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.

Abbott Labs

Abbott Laboratories, incorporated on March 6, 1900, is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. The Company operates through four segments: Established Pharmaceutical ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Abbott Labs.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Cannabis sector is taken by Abbott Laboratories (ABT). The company's stock price changed from $86.86 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $102.14 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 17.59 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the North Chicago, Illinois-based Health Care sector company was from $153.61 billion to $180.84 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Cannabis sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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