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Best Performing Consumer Discretionary Stocks of 2020

Updated Jun 2, 2020
As the term indicated, 'Consumer Discretionary' means at the discretion of the consumer. Companies which qualify to be considered into the 'Consumer Discretionary' business are the ones which offer goods and services which are non-essential and may be considered a privilege or luxury.
For instance, there is a variety of footwear. One may opt for the bare minimum locally-made unbranded shoes at the price of $5 which are sufficient for basic protection and comfort while walking and running, and one may also opt for those like Nike or Adidas which may cost in excess of $500. Such items, like shoes, garments, vehicles and mobile phones, are at the discretion of the end consumer who may or may not opt for them depending upon their personal preference, income level, spending ability and usage.
All companies which offer such wide variety of goods and services fall under the Consumer Discretionary category. Examples of consumer discretionary services may include gym and spas, travel and leisure, and top-class entertainment.
A lot of such companies are listed on the leading stock exchanges, and investors can take a shot at these consumer discretionary companies' by looking at their recent past performance.
Among such a diversified variety of listed Consumer Discretionary companies, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
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 Jun 2, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Consumer Discretionary stocks are listed below.
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Top Consumer Discretionary Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Consumer Discretionary sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS) 2) MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) 3) Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) 4) Domino's Pizza Inc (DPZ) 5) Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA)
 6) Pool Corporation (POOL) 7) Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) 8) New York Times Company (NYT) 9) Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) 10) Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS)

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Performance of Top Consumer Discretionary Stocks

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

CSS Industries

CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS), incorporated on November 5, 1923, is a consumer products company. The Company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CSS Industries.
The Pennsylvania, PA-headquartered company CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Consumer Discretionary of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Greeting Cards industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of CSS Industries has changed by 113.15 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $4.41 per share and year-to-date closing price of $9.4 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $39.16 million to $83.48 million during the same period. Along with Consumer Discretionary, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Greeting Cards, Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, among other usual products and services. CSS Industries 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MercadoLibre.
During the given months of the year 2020, MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 50.33 percentage which helped it gain the number two 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 Argentina-based MercadoLibre closed at a price of $571.94 per share, while it traded at a price of $859.77 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $28.43 billion to $42.74 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Miscellaneous industry sector and further specialized as a Business Services sector business.

Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tractor Supply.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Retail Building Materials. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Tractor Supply has so far gained 32.45 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $93.44 per share and year-to-date price of $123.76 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $11.04 billion to $14.31 billion. The stock of Tractor Supply 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.

Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza delivery company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Domino's Pizza.
Based on the market-cap change from $12.02 billion to $15.06 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $293.78 per share to a price of $384.86 per share as of Jun 2, 2020, Domino's Pizza Inc (DPZ) was successful in generating YTD returns of 31 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Consumer Discretionary stocks, the Michigan, MI-based Domino's Pizza is categorized as the Food Distributors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Non-Durables 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Papa John's International

Papa Johns International, Inc. (Papa Johns), incorporated on July 25, 1991, operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Papa John's International.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $63.15 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $81.49 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. It translates to a change of 29.04 percentage. The Kentucky, KY-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $2.04 billion to $2.65 billion. The Restaurants 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.

Pool Corp.

Pool Corporation, incorporated on December 29, 1993, is a distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company is a distributor of irrigation and landscape products in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pool Corp..
Pool Corporation (POOL) has moved by 25.17 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $212.38 apiece to the price of $265.83 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jun 2, 2020. The smart run of the Louisiana, LA-based Industrial Specialties sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $8.44 billion to $10.62 billion over the same duration. Pool Corp. is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Educational Development

Educational Development Corporation (EDC), incorporated on August 23, 1965, is a publisher of the line of educational childrens books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited (Usborne). The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Educational Development.
The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector is taken by Educational Development Corporation (EDUC). The company's stock price changed from $6.18 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $7.73 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 25.08 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Oklahoma, OK-based Consumer Durables sector company was from $52.33 million to $64.7 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

New York Times

The New York Times Company, incorporated on August 26, 1896, is a media company focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information. The Companys principal business consists of distributing ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of New York Times.
New York Times (NYT) generated percentage returns of 23.94 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $32.17 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $39.87 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $5.32 billion to $6.61 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Newspapers Magazines sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Consumer Discretionary 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, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Thor Industries

Thor Industries, Inc., incorporated on July 26, 1983, manufactures a range of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the United States and sells those vehicles primarily throughout the United States and Canada, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Thor Industries.
The Ohio, OH-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) holds the number nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector. Classified as the Homebuilding business, the stock price of Thor Industries ended the previous year at a price of $74.29 per share while it reached the level of $89.41 apiece as of Jun 2, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 20.35%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $4.94 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Thor Industries in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Advanced Drainage

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., incorporated on October 31, 1966, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of thermoplastic corrugated pipe and related water management products, primarily in North and South ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Advanced Drainage.
The Ohio, OH-based Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Containers and Packaging company. The stock of Advanced Drainage ended the previous year at a price of $38.84 per share. As of Jun 2, 2020, the stock price has reached $45.68 apiece, which indicates a change of 17.61 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $2.65 billion. It has now changed to $3.14 billion as of writing. Advanced Drainage 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.
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