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Best Performing NASDAQ Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Stock market indexes make it easy for investors to pick and choose their selected set of companies. One such popularly followed leading stock market index is the NASDAQ 100. Often represented by the ticker symbol NDX, this index is a market capitalization-based index which contains around 100 of the largest domestic (U.S.) and foreign companies which are listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market.
Sector-wise, this index has an exception - it excludes the companies falling in the financial sector. Most of the companies included in this index include technology sector companies whose performance tend to move the index more than the companies of any other sector.
Though this index itself contains the top 100 companies, investors often look for stocks which are the top performers among these 100 companies of NASDAQ which have generated the highest returns. This article provides a detailed list of top 10 stocks of the NASDAQ 100 index by computing the percentage gains made by the constituent companies between December 31 of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The article presents the list in descending order of gains realized by the NASDAQ stocks between the given period, and the top performing stocks are ranked at the top.
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Top NASDAQ Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader NASDAQ sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) 2) Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON) 3) Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) 4) Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM) 5) Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD)
 6) DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU) 7) MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) 8) JD.com, Inc. (JD) 9) Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) 10) Okta, Inc. (OKTA)
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Performance of Top NASDAQ Stocks

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

Tesla Motors

Tesla, Inc., formerly Tesla Motors, Inc., incorporated on July 1, 2003, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tesla Motors.
Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) has moved by 720.07 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number one among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $86.05 apiece to the price of $705.67 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the California, CA-based Auto Manufacturing sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $75.4 billion to $668.91 billion over the same duration. Tesla Motors is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 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.
At number two in the list of top stocks stands Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $28.4 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $151.72 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 434.23 percentage. The New York, NY-headquartered Consumer Cyclical sector company also saw its market value change from $8.11 billion to $44.38 billion. The Leisure specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Moderna, Inc. (MRNA) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the Health Care sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Healthcare. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Moderna has so far gained 434.1 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $19.56 per share and year-to-date price of $104.47 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $6.52 billion to $41.34 billion. The stock of Moderna continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 395.77 percentage which helped it gain the number four 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 San Jose, CA-based Zoom Video closed at a price of $68.04 per share, while it traded at a price of $337.32 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $19.14 billion to $96.48 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Communication Services industry sector and further specialized as a Telecom Services sector business.

Pinduoduo

Pinduoduo Inc. operates an e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. It also operates Pinduoduo, a mobile platform that offers a range of priced merchandise. The company was formerly known as Walnu ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pinduoduo.
The Shanghai, -headquartered company Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of NASDAQ of 2020. The Consumer Cyclical sector business falls under the Consumer Cyclical industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Pinduoduo has changed by 369.78 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $37.82 per share and year-to-date closing price of $177.67 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $43.96 billion to $217.88 billion during the same period. Along with NASDAQ, the company is also in the business of Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, among other usual products and services. Pinduoduo continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

DocuSign

DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud based transaction products and services in the United States. The company offers e-signature solution that enables businesses to digitally prepare, execute, and act on agreements. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DocuSign.
The San Francisco, CA-headquartered company DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU) is ranked number six among the best performing stocks of NASDAQ of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Technology industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of DocuSign has changed by 199.96 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $74.11 per share and year-to-date closing price of $222.3 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $13.3 billion to $41.16 billion during the same period. Along with NASDAQ, the company is also in the business of Technology, Application Software, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. DocuSign continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

MercadoLibre

MercadoLibre, Inc., incorporated on October 15, 1999, is an e-commerce company. The Company enables commerce through its marketplace platform (including online classifieds for motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, services and real ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MercadoLibre.
During the given months of the year 2020, MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 192.9 percentage which helped it gain the number seven 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 Argentina-based MercadoLibre closed at a price of $571.94 per share, while it traded at a price of $1675.22 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $28.43 billion to $83.54 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Miscellaneous industry sector and further specialized as a Business Services sector business.

JD.com

JD.com, Inc., incorporated in January 2014, is an online direct sales company. The Company engages in the sale of electronics and home appliance products and general merchandise products (including audio, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of JD.com.
Rank number eight in the coveted list is held by JD.com, Inc. (JD) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in China, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Other Specialty Stores. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of JD.com has so far gained 149.5 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $35.23 per share and year-to-date price of $87.9 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $51.44 billion to $133.05 billion. The stock of JD.com continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Nvidia

Nvidia Corporation, incorporated on February 24, 1998, focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company provides service to its customers ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Nvidia.
At number nine in the list of top stocks stands Nvidia Corporation (NVDA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $235.3 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $522.2 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 121.93 percentage. The Santa Clara, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $144 billion to $323.24 billion. The Semiconductors specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Okta

Okta, Inc. provides identity solutions for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, universities, non-profits, and government agencies in the United States and internationally. The company offers Okta Id ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Okta.
Okta, Inc. (OKTA) has moved by 120.39 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number ten among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $115.37 apiece to the price of $254.26 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the San Francisco, CA-based Technology sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $13.98 billion to $32.92 billion over the same duration. Okta is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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