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Best Performing Large Cap Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
Large Cap companies are the main drivers of the stock market, as most of the major stock market indexes are focused on the large cap stocks pool. The large cap segment refers to those companies whose stocks have attained a market value between $10 billion and $200 billion. Stocks above that range constitute the mega cap stock segment, while those below the range form the mid-cap segment.
The large cap segment is the most saught after among the investors' community, as it contains well established companies with reputed track record that gets reflected in their market value. This market value is indicated by 'market capitalization,' which is arrived at by multiplying the most recent stock price by the number of available shares.
Among the available Large Cap stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Large Cap stocks?
This article provides a list of Large Cap stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Large Cap stocks between the end of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Large Cap stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Large Cap segment by market cap, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM) 2) Livongo Health, Inc. (LVGO) 3) NIO Inc. (NIO) 4) GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX) 5) DraftKings Inc. (DKNG)
 6) Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) 7) Sea Limited (SE) 8) Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) 9) Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON) 10) Wayfair Inc. (W)

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

Zoom Video

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides a video-first communications platform that delivers changes how people interact primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It connects people through frictionless video, voice, chat, and content sharing. The company's cloud-native platform enables face-to-face video experiences and connects users across various devices and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Zoom Video.
The San Jose, CA-headquartered company Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Large Cap of 2020. The Communication Services sector business falls under the Telecom Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Zoom Video has changed by 503.97 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $68.04 per share and year-to-date closing price of $410.94 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $19.14 billion to $116.88 billion during the same period. Along with Large Cap, the company is also in the business of Communication Services, Telecom Services, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Zoom Video 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.

Livongo Health

Livongo Health, Inc. provides an integrated suite of solutions for the healthcare industry in North America. It solutions promote health behavior change based on real-time data capture supported by intuitive devices and insights driven by data science. The company offers a platform that provides cellular-connected devices, supplies, informed coaching, data science-enabled insights, and facilitates acce ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Livongo Health.
During the given months of the year 2020, Livongo Health, Inc. (LVGO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 396.53 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 Mountain View, CA-based Livongo Health closed at a price of $25.06 per share, while it traded at a price of $124.43 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $2.37 billion to $12.32 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Healthcare industry sector and further specialized as a Medical Devices sector business.

NIO

NIO Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles in the People's Republic of China, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company is also involved in the manufacture of e-powertrain ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of NIO.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by NIO Inc. (NIO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Shanghai, , the Consumer Cyclical sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Consumer Cyclical. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of NIO has so far gained 377.36 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $4.02 per share and year-to-date price of $19.19 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $4.22 billion to $24.97 billion.

GSX Techedu

GSX Techedu Inc., a technology-driven education company, provides online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. It offers K-12 large-class after-school tutoring courses that cover various K-12 academic subjects, including mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, and political science. The company also provides English co ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of GSX Techedu.
Based on the market-cap change from $5.01 billion to $24.13 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $21.86 per share to a price of $101.12 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 362.58 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Large Cap stocks, the Beijing, -based GSX Techedu is categorized as the Education & Training Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Defensive sector.

DraftKings

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.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands DraftKings Inc. (DKNG), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $10.7 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $48.21 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 350.56 percentage. The Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered Consumer Discretionary sector company also saw its market value change from $0 million to $17.14 billion.

Immunomedics

Immunomedics, Inc., incorporated on July 6, 1982, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which is engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products. It develops monoclonal antibody-based products for the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Immunomedics.
The New Jersey, NJ-based Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Biotech In Vitro In Vivo Diagnostics company. The stock of Immunomedics ended the previous year at a price of $21.16 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $84.75 apiece, which indicates a change of 300.52 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Large Cap for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $4.49 billion. It has now changed to $19.59 billion as of writing. Immunomedics 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.

Sea Limited

Sea Limited engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in the Greater Southeast Asia. The company operates through three segments: Digital Entertainment, E-commer ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sea Limited.
Sea Limited (SE) has moved by 272.92 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $40.22 apiece to the price of $149.99 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Singapore, -based Electronic Gaming & Multimedia sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $18.63 billion to $73.16 billion over the same duration.

Moderna

Moderna, Inc. develops medicines based on messenger RNA (mRNA). Its pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies for use in various therapeutic areas comprising prophylactic va ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Moderna.
The Cambridge, MA-based Health Care sector company Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Large Cap sector. Classified as the Healthcare business, the stock price of Moderna ended the previous year at a price of $19.56 per share while it reached the level of $66.88 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 241.92%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $26.39 billion.

Peloton Interactive

Peloton Interactive, Inc. provides interactive fitness products in North America. It offers connected fitness products, such as the Peloton Bike and the Peloton Tread, which include touchscreen that streams live and on-demand classes. The company also provides connected fitness subscriptions for multiple household users, and access to all live and on-demand classes, as well as Peloton Digital app for c ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Peloton Interactive.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Large Cap sector is taken by Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON). The company's stock price changed from $28.4 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $85.45 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 200.88 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Consumer Cyclical sector company was from $8.11 billion to $24.67 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Large Cap sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Wayfair

Wayfair Inc. (Wayfair), incorporated on August 8, 2014, offers browsing, merchandising and product discovery for a range of products from various suppliers. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Wayfair.
Wayfair (W) generated percentage returns of 199.15 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $90.37 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $270.34 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $8.42 billion to $25.79 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Catalog and Specialty Distribution sub-category. Based in Massachusetts, MA, the YTD performance of the Large Cap 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.
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