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Best Performing Large Cap Stocks of 2021 for USA

Updated Jul 12, 2021

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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 2021 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 Jul 12, 2021, 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) AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) 2) Gamestop Corporation (GME) 3) Sprint Corporation (S) 4) Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) 5) Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NTLA)
 6) Biontech SE (BNTX) 7) Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) 8) Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) 9) Asana, Inc. (ASAN) 10) Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL)

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

AMC Entertainment

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 6, 2007, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, including AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMCE), American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (OpCo) and its subsidiaries, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AMC Entertainment.
The Leawood, KS-headquartered company AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Large Cap of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Movies Entertainment industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of AMC Entertainment has changed by 1909.91 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.12 per share and year-to-date closing price of $42.61 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $340.67 million to $21.87 billion during the same period. Along with Large Cap, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Movies Entertainment, Consumer Cyclical, Media, Consumer Discretionary, Russell 2000, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. AMC Entertainment 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.

Gamestop

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.
During the given months of the year 2021, Gamestop Corporation (GME) was successful in generating YTD returns of 904.51 percentage which helped it gain the number two 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 Texas, TX-based Gamestop closed at a price of $18.84 per share, while it traded at a price of $189.25 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $1.31 billion to $14.08 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 Electronics Distribution sector business.

Sprint

Sprint Corporation (Sprint), incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sprint.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Sprint Corporation (S) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Kansas, KS, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Sprint has so far gained 870.83 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $5.21 per share and year-to-date price of $50.58 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $21.4 billion to $12.97 billion. The stock of Sprint 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.

Futu Holdings Limited

Futu Holdings Limited operates digitized brokerage and wealth management platform in Hong Kong, China, the United States, and internationally. The company's ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Futu Holdings Limited.
Based on the market-cap change from $6.19 billion to $20.16 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $45.75 per share to a price of $137.46 per share as of Jul 12, 2021, Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) was successful in generating YTD returns of 200.46 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Large Cap stocks, the Admiralty, Hong Kong-based Futu Holdings Limited is categorized as the Capital Markets sub-sector business which falls under the larger Financial Services sector.

Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on May 7, 2014, is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Intellia Therapeutics.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NTLA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $54.4 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $148.03 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. It translates to a change of 172.11 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Healthcare sector company also saw its market value change from $3.51 billion to $10.7 billion. The Biotech In Vitro In Vivo Diagnostics 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.

Biontech SE

BioNTech SE, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases. The company is involved in developing FixVac product candidates, including BNT111, which is in Phase I clinical trial for advance melanoma; BNT112 for prostate cancer; BNT113 that is in Phase I clinical trial to treat HPV+ head and neck cancers; BNT114, which is in Phase I clinical trial for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Biontech SE.
The Mainz, Germany-based Biontech SE (BNTX) belongs to the Healthcare sector and is categorized as a Biotechnology company. The stock of Biontech SE ended the previous year at a price of $81.52 per share. As of Jul 12, 2021, the stock price has reached $215.69 apiece, which indicates a change of 164.59 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Large Cap for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $19.63 billion. It has now changed to $52.09 billion as of writing.

Continental Resources

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties primarily in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company sells its crude ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Continental Resources.
Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) has moved by 134.42 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Energy sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $16.3 apiece to the price of $38.21 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jul 12, 2021. The smart run of the Oklahoma, OK-based Oil and Gas Production sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $5.95 billion to $14.04 billion over the same duration. Continental Resources is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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 Healthcare 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 $104.47 per share while it reached the level of $239.34 apiece as of Jul 12, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 129.1%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $96.43 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Moderna in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Asana, Inc.

Asana, Inc. operates a work management platform for individuals, team leads, and executives. It provides work management platform as software as ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Asana, Inc..
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Large Cap sector is taken by Asana, Inc. (ASAN). The company's stock price changed from $29.55 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $66.94 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 126.53 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the San Francisco, United States-based Technology sector company was from $4.7 billion to $10.95 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.

Texas Pacific Land Trust

Texas Pacific Land Trust holds title to tracts of land in the state of Texas. The company operates through two segments, Land and Resource Management, and Water Service and Operations. It sells, lease ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Texas Pacific Land Trust.
Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) generated percentage returns of 112.61 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $727 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $1545.69 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $5.64 billion to $11.99 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Energy speciality business with further classification in the Oil and Gas Production sub-category. Based in Texas, TX, 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.
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