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Best Performing Large Cap Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
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 Apr 1, 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) Gamestop Corporation (GME) 2) Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCB) 3) Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) 4) Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) 5) Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
 6) Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) 7) Tata Motors Ltd (TTM) 8) Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) 9) Signature Bank (SBNY) 10) L Brands Inc. (LB)

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

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.
The Texas, TX-headquartered company Gamestop Corporation (GME) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Large Cap of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Electronics Distribution industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Gamestop has changed by 916.19 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $18.84 per share and year-to-date closing price of $191.45 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.31 billion to $13.39 billion during the same period. Along with Large Cap, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Electronics Distribution, Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Consumer Discretionary, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Gamestop 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.

Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery), incorporated on April 28, 2008, is a global media company. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air (FTA) and broadcast television, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Discovery Communications.
During the given months of the year 2021, Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 243.12 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 Maryland, MD-based Discovery Communications closed at a price of $32.4 per share, while it traded at a price of $111.17 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $12.61 billion to $19.57 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Television Services sector business.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Admiralty, Hong Kong, the Financial Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Capital Markets. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Futu Holdings Limited has so far gained 235.74 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $45.75 per share and year-to-date price of $153.6 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $6.19 billion to $20.83 billion.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $5.64 billion to $12.41 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $727 per share to a price of $1600 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) was successful in generating YTD returns of 120.08 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Large Cap stocks, the Texas, TX-based Texas Pacific Land Trust is categorized as the Oil and Gas Production sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy sector.

Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., incorporated on March 8, 2011, is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Williams-Sonoma.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $101.84 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $182.08 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 78.79 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $7.8 billion to $13.87 billion. The Home Furnishings 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.

Diamondback Energy

Diamondback Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 30, 2011, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional onshore oil ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Diamondback Energy.
The Texas, TX-based Diamondback Energy, Inc. (FANG) belongs to the Energy sector and is categorized as a Oil & Gas E&P company. The stock of Diamondback Energy ended the previous year at a price of $48.4 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $81.22 apiece, which indicates a change of 67.81 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 $7.65 billion. It has now changed to $14.68 billion as of writing. Diamondback Energy continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Tata Motors

Tata Motors Limited, incorporated on September 1, 1945, is an automobile company. The Company is engaged in manufacture of motor vehicles. The Companys segments include automotive operations and all other ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tata Motors.
Tata Motors Ltd (TTM) has moved by 66.9 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $12.6 apiece to the price of $21.03 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the India-based Auto Manufacturing sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $8.25 billion to $14.87 billion over the same duration.

Novavax

Novavax, Inc. (Novavax), incorporated on June 18, 1987, is a clinical-stage vaccine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants. The Company operates through ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Novavax.
The Maryland, MD-based Health Care sector company Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Large Cap sector. Classified as the Biotech Biological Products business, the stock price of Novavax ended the previous year at a price of $111.51 per share while it reached the level of $185.82 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 66.64%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $13.72 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Novavax 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.

Signature Bank

Signature Bank, incorporated in September 2000, is a full-service commercial bank. The Bank operates over 30 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. Its segments include Commercial Banking ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Signature Bank.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Large Cap sector is taken by Signature Bank (SBNY). The company's stock price changed from $135.29 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $225 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 66.31 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Finance sector company was from $7.25 billion to $12.97 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 Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

L Brands

L Brands, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1982, operates specialty retail business. The Company is focused on womens intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance categories. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of L Brands.
L Brands (LB) generated percentage returns of 66.17 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $37.19 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $61.8 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $10.34 billion to $17.23 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Clothing Shoes and Accessory Stores sub-category. Based in Columbus, Ohio, 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, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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