☀ Trending Among Corona Carnage ☀ List of Best Performing Corona Vaccine Stocks, Healthcare Stocks, and Artificial Intelligence Stocks. The business of food fulfills the basic necessity of life. The food business follows a particular series of events, which is called the 'Food Chain'. This food chain is constituted by a lengthy series of events and processes. From the place of origin - like an agricultural field where food staples or vegetables are grown or a farm where chickens are reared - all the way to the shelves of the local stores from where the customer can buy these items - there are several steps, processes and businesses involved. Te specialized stream of 'food chain businesses' constitutes such stocks. (See also, the list of best performing Fast Food Stocks, Coffee Stocks and Meat Stocks.) However, not all food chain companies are big success, and there are winners and losers in this line. Among the Food Chains Stocks 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 2021 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 May 4, 2021, and the top 10 return generating food chain stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Food Chains sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) 111, Inc. (YI)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
111, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an integrated online and offline platform in the healthcare market in the People's Republic of China. It operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 111 Inc.. The China-based Healthcare sector company 111, Inc. (YI) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Food Chains sector. Classified as the Pharmaceutical Retailers business, the stock price of 111 Inc. ended the previous year at a price of $6.95 per share while it reached the level of $11.71 apiece as of May 4, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 68.49%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $970.45 million.
Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Ingles), incorporated on June 2, 1965, is a supermarket chain in the southeast United States. The Companys segments include retail grocery and other. Its Other segment consists ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ingles Markets. Based on the market-cap change from $864.28 million to $1.27 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $42.66 per share to a price of $62.74 per share as of May 4, 2021, Ingles Markets, Incorporated (IMKTA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 47.07 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Food Chains stocks, the North Carolina, NC-based Ingles Markets is categorized as the Food Chains 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.
DavidsTea Inc., incorporated on May 21, 2008, is a beverage company, which offers various selection of loose-leaf teas, pre-packaged teas, tea sachets, and tea-related gifts and accessories. The Company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DAVIDsTEA. The Canada-headquartered company DAVIDsTEA Inc. (DTEA) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Food Chains of 2021. The Consumer Non-Durables sector business falls under the Food Chains industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of DAVIDsTEA has changed by 33.61 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.41 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.22 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $63.22 million to $84.54 million during the same period. Along with Food Chains, the company is also in the business of Consumer Non-Durables, Consumer Defensive, Packaged Foods, Food & Beverage, among other usual products and services.
Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food products in the United States. Its stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, pa ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sprouts Farmers Market. During the given months of the year 2021, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 29.8 percentage which helped it gain the number four 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 Arizona, AZ-based Sprouts Farmers Market closed at a price of $20.1 per share, while it traded at a price of $26.09 per share as of May 4, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $2.37 billion to $3.08 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 Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Food Chains sector business.
The Kroger Co. (Kroger), incorporated on April 3, 1902, manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, jewelry stores and convenience stores throughout ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kroger. Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Kroger Co. (KR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Food Chains. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Kroger has so far gained 13 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $31.76 per share and year-to-date price of $35.89 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $24.18 billion to $26.99 billion. The stock of Kroger 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.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, retails natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplements in the United States. The company's stores offer natural and or ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $13.74 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $15.37 per share as of May 4, 2021. It translates to a change of 11.86 percentage. The Colorado, CO-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $315.16 million to $347 million. The Food Chains 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.
Village Super Market
Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and org ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Village Super Market. Village Super Market, Inc. (VLGEA) has moved by 11.38 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $22.06 apiece to the price of $24.57 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 4, 2021. The smart run of the New Jersey, NJ-based Food Chains sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $321.1 million to $357.56 million over the same duration. Village Super Market 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.
Weis Markets, Inc. engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produ ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Weis Markets. The Pennsylvania, PA-based Weis Markets, Inc. (WMK) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Food Chains company. The stock of Weis Markets ended the previous year at a price of $47.81 per share. As of May 4, 2021, the stock price has reached $52.47 apiece, which indicates a change of 9.75 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Food Chains for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $1.29 billion. It has now changed to $1.41 billion as of writing. Weis Markets 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.
Albertsons Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. Its food and drug retail stores offer grocery ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Albertsons Companies. Albertsons Companies (ACI) generated percentage returns of 4.55 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $17.58 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $18.38 per share as of May 4, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $8.31 billion to $8.58 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Consumer Defensive speciality business with further classification in the Grocery Stores sub-category. Based in Boise, Idaho, the YTD performance of the Food Chains sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, incorporated on November 10, 1981, directly or through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics and other items through its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao. The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Food Chains sector is taken by Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD). The company's stock price changed from $14.32 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $7.06 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -50.7 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Brazil-based Consumer Services sector company was from $3.84 billion to $1.9 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Food Chains sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.