Best Performing Consumer Discretionary Stocks of 2020
Updated Dec 31, 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 year and Dec 31, 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) DraftKings Inc. (DKNG)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
DraftKings Inc. operates as a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. The company provides users with daily sports, sports betting, and iGaming ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DraftKings. The Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered company DraftKings Inc. (DKNG) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Consumer Discretionary of 2020. The Consumer Discretionary sector business falls under the Hotels Resorts industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of DraftKings has changed by 335.14 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $10.7 per share and year-to-date closing price of $46.56 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $0 million to $18.24 billion during the same period. Along with Consumer Discretionary, the company is also in the business of Gaming, Lodging, Restaurants, Casino, among other usual products and services.
Tupperware Brands Corporation, incorporated on February 8, 1996, is a global direct-to-consumer company engaged in the manufacture and sale of Tupperware products, and cosmetics and personal care products. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tupperware Brands. During the given months of the year 2020, Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) was successful in generating YTD returns of 277.51 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 Florida, FL-based Tupperware Brands closed at a price of $8.58 per share, while it traded at a price of $32.39 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $416.51 million to $1.59 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 Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Plastic Products sector business.
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The company offers athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as a selection of outdoor and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods. Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Other Specialty Stores. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods has so far gained 240.33 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3 per share and year-to-date price of $10.21 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $65.02 million to $223.67 million. The stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
GameStop Corp. operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. It operates in five segments: United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Technology Brand ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gamestop. Based on the market-cap change from $400.81 million to $1.31 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $6.08 per share to a price of $18.84 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Gamestop Corporation (GME) was successful in generating YTD returns of 209.87 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Consumer Discretionary stocks, the Texas, TX-based Gamestop is categorized as the Electronics Distribution sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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. At number five in the list of top stocks stands MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $571.94 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $1675.22 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 192.9 percentage. The Argentina-headquartered Miscellaneous sector company also saw its market value change from $28.43 billion to $83.54 billion. The Business Services 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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. Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) has moved by 148.54 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 $6.18 apiece to the price of $15.36 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Oklahoma, OK-based Consumer Specialties sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $52.33 million to $128.35 million over the same duration. Educational Development is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Strattec Security Corporation, incorporated on September 15, 1994, designs, develops, manufactures and markets automotive access control products. The Company offers access control products, including mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Strattec Security. The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector is taken by Strattec Security Corporation (STRT). The company's stock price changed from $22.21 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $49.36 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 122.24 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Wisconsin, WI-based Capital Goods sector company was from $83.58 million to $190.52 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.
Lifetime Brands, Inc., incorporated on December 22, 1983, designs, sources and sells branded kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Wholesale, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lifetime Brands. Lifetime Brands (LCUT) generated percentage returns of 118.71 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $6.95 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $15.2 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $147.74 million to $330.87 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Industrial Machinery and Components 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
Escalade, Incorporated (Escalade), incorporated on July 23, 1987, is a manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The Company operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Escalade. The Indiana, IN-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Escalade, Incorporated (ESCA) holds the number nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector. Classified as the Recreational Products and Toys business, the stock price of Escalade ended the previous year at a price of $9.83 per share while it reached the level of $21.17 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 115.36%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $299.97 million. Few leading stock market index includes Escalade 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.
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 Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $83.58 apiece, which indicates a change of 115.19 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 $5.89 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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