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Best Performing Multi-Sector Companies Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
True to the nomenclature, the Multi-Sector Companies are those which have business operations across multiple sectors or industries. Investing in such stocks offers a great advantage of diversification using a single holding. However, one must be aware that since the company has operations across multiple sectors, its revenues and profits may not be positive from all of its diversified businesses. Its positive profits from a few sectors may be nullified by losses from the other few. A careful study of such stocks is important before any investment decision is taken.
Among the big list of Multi-Sector Companies Stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Multi-Sector Companies Stocks?
This article provides a list of Multi-Sector Companies Stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Multi-Sector Companies Stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Multi-Sector Companies Stocks are listed below.

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Multi-Sector Companies sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) 2) Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS) 3) The Joint Corp. (JYNT) 4) Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) 5) Dolby Laboratories (DLB)
 6) VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC) 7) Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) 8) InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC) 9) Research Frontiers Incorporated (REFR) 10) Xcel Brands, Inc (XELB)

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

Marathon Patent

Marathon Patent Group, Inc., incorporated on February 23, 2010, is a patent acquisition, monetization and commercialization company. The Company acquires patents and patent rights from their owners ranging from individual ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Marathon Patent.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Multi-Sector Companies of 2020. The Miscellaneous sector business falls under the Multi-Sector Companies industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Marathon Patent has changed by 1086.36 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.88 per share and year-to-date closing price of $10.44 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $6.92 million to $549.61 million during the same period. Along with Multi-Sector Companies, the company is also in the business of Miscellaneous, Industrials, Business Services, Blockchain, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Marathon Patent 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.

Digital Turbine

Digital Turbine, Inc., incorporated on October 14, 2007, is engaged in delivering end-to-end products and solutions for mobile operators, application advertisers, device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Digital Turbine.
During the given months of the year 2020, Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 693.27 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 California, CA-based Digital Turbine closed at a price of $7.13 per share, while it traded at a price of $56.56 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $601.56 million to $5.02 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Miscellaneous industry sector and further specialized as a Multi-Sector Companies sector business.

The Joint

The Joint Corp., incorporated on March 10, 2010, develops, owns, operates, supports and manages chiropractic clinics through direct ownership, management arrangements, franchising and the sale of regional developer rights throughout ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The Joint.
The Arizona, AZ-based The Joint Corp. (JYNT) belongs to the Miscellaneous sector and is categorized as a Multi-Sector Companies company. The stock of The Joint ended the previous year at a price of $16.14 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $26.26 apiece, which indicates a change of 62.7 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Multi-Sector Companies for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $223.75 million. It has now changed to $368.72 million as of writing. The Joint 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.

Acacia Research

Acacia Research Corporation, incorporated on October 8, 1999, through its subsidiaries, invests in, licenses and enforces patented technologies. The Companys operating subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, applying their ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Acacia Research.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Miscellaneous sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Multi-Sector Companies. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Acacia Research has so far gained 48.12 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.66 per share and year-to-date price of $3.94 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $133.91 million to $194.16 million. The stock of Acacia Research 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.

Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories, Inc., incorporated on September 1, 2004, designs and manufactures audio and imaging products for the cinema, television, broadcast and entertainment industries. The Companys products are used in content ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dolby Laboratories.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Dolby Laboratories (DLB), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $68.8 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $97.13 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 41.18 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Miscellaneous sector company also saw its market value change from $6.9 billion to $9.8 billion. The Multi-Sector Companies 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.

VirnetX Holding

VirnetX Holding Corporation, incorporated on March 30, 2007, is an Internet security software and technology Company with a technology for secure communications, including fourth-generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) security. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of VirnetX Holding.
VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC) has moved by 32.63 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Miscellaneous sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $3.8 apiece to the price of $5.04 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the California, CA-based Multi-Sector Companies sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $264.14 million to $358.14 million over the same duration. VirnetX Holding 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.

Spherix

Spherix Incorporated (Spherix), incorporated on May 1, 1992, is an intellectual property company that owns patented and unpatented intellectual property. The Company is a patent commercialization company focused on generating ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Spherix.
The number seven spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Multi-Sector Companies sector is taken by Spherix Incorporated (SPEX). The company's stock price changed from $1.32 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $1.63 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 23.48 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Maryland, MD-based Miscellaneous sector company was from $6.37 million to $22.45 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Multi-Sector Companies 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.

InterDigital

InterDigital, Inc., incorporated on March 23, 2007, designs and develops technologies for wireless communications. The Company is focused on three technology areas: cellular wireless technology, Internet of things (IoT) technology, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of InterDigital.
The Delaware, DE-based Miscellaneous sector company InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Multi-Sector Companies sector. Classified as the Multi-Sector Companies business, the stock price of InterDigital ended the previous year at a price of $54.49 per share while it reached the level of $60.68 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 11.36%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.87 billion. Few leading stock market index includes InterDigital 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.

Research Frontiers

Research Frontiers Incorporated (Research Frontiers), incorporated on May 5, 1989, is engaged in the development and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The Company develops ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Research Frontiers.
Research Frontiers (REFR) generated percentage returns of -6.64 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.01 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $2.81 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $93.58 million to $88.73 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Miscellaneous speciality business with further classification in the Multi-Sector Companies sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Multi-Sector Companies 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.

Xcel Brands

Xcel Brands, Inc., incorporated on August 31, 1989, is a brand development and media company. The Company is engaged in the design, production, licensing, marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of branded ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Xcel Brands.
Based on the market-cap change from $28.44 million to $23.27 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $1.5 per share to a price of $1.21 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Xcel Brands, Inc (XELB) was successful in generating YTD returns of -19.33 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Multi-Sector Companies stocks, the New York, NY-based Xcel Brands is categorized as the Multi-Sector Companies sub-sector business which falls under the larger Miscellaneous 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.
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