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Best Performing Large Cap Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 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 Dec 31, 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) C3.ai, Inc. (AI) 2) NIO Inc. (NIO) 3) Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) 4) Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 5) Farfetch Limited (FTCH)
 6) Livongo Health, Inc. (LVGO) 7) Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) 8) Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON) 9) Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) 10) Sunrun Inc. (RUN)

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

C3.ai

C3.ai, Inc. operates as an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) software company. The company provides software-as-a-service applications for enterprises. Its software solutions include C3 AI Suite ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of C3.ai.
The Redwood City, CA-headquartered company C3.ai, Inc. (AI) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Large Cap of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Information Technology Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of C3.ai has changed by 2391.02 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.57 per share and year-to-date closing price of $138.75 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $204.73 million to $13.3 billion during the same period. Along with Large Cap, the company is also in the business of AI, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Information Technology Services, Software, among other usual products and services. C3.ai continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, NIO Inc. (NIO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1111.44 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 Shanghai, -based NIO closed at a price of $4.02 per share, while it traded at a price of $48.7 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $4.22 billion to $75.92 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Cyclical industry sector and further specialized as a Consumer Cyclical sector business.

Plug Power

Plug Power Inc., incorporated on August 13, 1999, is a provider of alternative energy technology focused on the design, development, commercialization and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems used for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Plug Power.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Industrial Machinery and Components. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Plug Power has so far gained 973.1 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.16 per share and year-to-date price of $33.91 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $922.13 million to $14.09 billion. The stock of Plug Power continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2006, is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Enphase Energy.
Based on the market-cap change from $3.2 billion to $22.17 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $26.13 per share to a price of $175.47 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 571.53 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Large Cap stocks, the California, CA-based Enphase Energy is categorized as the Semiconductors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology 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.

Farfetch

Farfetch Limited, through its subsidiary, Farfetch.com Limited, provides an online marketplace for luxury goods in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Farfetch Marketplace, Farfetch Black and White, Farfetch Store of the Future, and Browns Stores. It operates Farfetch.com, a Website and mobile app for luxury goods; and offers Farfe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Farfetch.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Farfetch Limited (FTCH), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $10.35 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $63.81 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 516.52 percentage. The USA-headquartered Consumer Cyclical sector company also saw its market value change from $3.15 billion to $21.69 billion.

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.
The Mountain View, CA-based Livongo Health, Inc. (LVGO) belongs to the Healthcare sector and is categorized as a Medical Devices company. The stock of Livongo Health ended the previous year at a price of $25.06 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $139.77 apiece, which indicates a change of 457.74 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 $2.37 billion. It has now changed to $14.2 billion as of writing.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, incorporated on November 2, 1989, is a holding company. The Company provides casino-entertainment and hospitality services. The Companys segments include Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, LLC (CERP), Caesars ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Caesars Entertainment.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) has moved by 446.1 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $13.6 apiece to the price of $74.27 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Nevada, NV-based Hotels Resorts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $9.26 billion to $15.47 billion over the same duration. Caesars Entertainment is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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 New York, NY-based Consumer Cyclical sector company Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Large Cap sector. Classified as the Leisure business, the stock price of Peloton Interactive ended the previous year at a price of $28.4 per share while it reached the level of $151.72 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 434.23%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $44.38 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Peloton Interactive in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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 number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Large Cap sector is taken by Moderna, Inc. (MRNA). The company's stock price changed from $19.56 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $104.47 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 434.1 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Cambridge, MA-based Health Care sector company was from $6.52 billion to $41.34 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. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Sunrun

Sunrun Inc., incorporated on June 20, 2008, is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership and maintenance of residential solar energy systems (Projects) in the United States. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sunrun.
Sunrun (RUN) generated percentage returns of 402.39 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $13.81 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $69.38 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.63 billion to $13.71 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Industrial Specialties sub-category. Based in California, CA, 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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