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Best Performing Consumer Discretionary Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 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 Aug 5, 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) Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) 2) Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) 3) MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) 4) CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS) 5) Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV)
 6) Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) 7) MEDIFAST INC (MED) 8) Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) 9) Escalade, Incorporated (ESCA) 10) Thor Industries, Inc. (THO)

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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:

Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. (Office Depot), incorporated on September 12, 1986, provides a selection of products and services to consumers and businesses of various sizes. The Companys segments include North American ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Office Depot.
The Florida, FL-headquartered company Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Consumer Discretionary of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Other Specialty Stores industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Office Depot has changed by 640.51 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.74 per share and year-to-date closing price of $20.29 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.5 billion to $1.09 billion during the same period. Along with Consumer Discretionary, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Other Specialty Stores, Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, among other usual products and services. Office Depot continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 146.28 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 Oklahoma, OK-based Educational Development closed at a price of $6.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $15.22 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $52.33 million to $127.16 million 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 Consumer Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Consumer Specialties sector business.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Argentina, the Miscellaneous sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Business Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of MercadoLibre has so far gained 114.26 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $571.94 per share and year-to-date price of $1225.45 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $28.43 billion to $60.92 billion. The stock of MercadoLibre continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $39.16 million to $83.48 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $4.41 per share to a price of $9.4 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 113.15 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Consumer Discretionary stocks, the Pennsylvania, PA-based CSS Industries is categorized as the Greeting Cards 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $3 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $5.94 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 98 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $65.02 million to $130.09 million. The Other Specialty Stores 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Tupperware Brands

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.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) has moved by 78.55 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $8.58 apiece to the price of $15.32 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Florida, FL-based Plastic Products sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $416.51 million to $752.48 million over the same duration. Tupperware Brands is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

MEDIFAST

Medifast, Inc. (Medifast), incorporated on May 5, 1989, is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of weight loss, weight management and healthy living products, and other consumable health and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MEDIFAST.
The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Consumer Discretionary sector is taken by MEDIFAST INC (MED). The company's stock price changed from $109.58 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $182.68 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 66.71 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Maryland, MD-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $1.27 billion to $2.15 billion. 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Lithia Motors

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It sells new and used ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lithia Motors.
Lithia Motors (LAD) generated percentage returns of 64.93 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $147 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $242.44 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $3.42 billion to $5.54 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Durables speciality business with further classification in the Automotive Aftermarket sub-category. Based in Oregon, OR, 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

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 $15.95 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 62.26%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $224.85 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.

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 Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Homebuilding company. The stock of Thor Industries ended the previous year at a price of $74.29 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $117.97 apiece, which indicates a change of 58.8 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 $4.1 billion. It has now changed to $6.51 billion as of writing. Thor Industries continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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