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Best Performing NASDAQ Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 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 Sep 15, 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) Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) 3) JD.com, Inc. (JD) 4) MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI) 5) Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
 6) PayPal (PYPL) 7) Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) 8) NetEase, Inc. (NTES) 9) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) 10) Apple Inc. (AAPL)
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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 422.67 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 $449.76 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 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 $419.09 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, 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 two 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 $519.64 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 120.84 percentage. The Santa Clara, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $144 billion to $320.62 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.

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 three 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 118.56 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $35.23 per share and year-to-date price of $77 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $51.44 billion to $121.11 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.

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 80.09 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 Argentina-based MercadoLibre closed at a price of $571.94 per share, while it traded at a price of $1029.99 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $28.43 billion to $51.2 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.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), incorporated on May 1, 1969, is a global semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in offering x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated into ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Advanced Micro Devices.
The Sunnyvale, California-headquartered company Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of NASDAQ of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Semiconductors industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Advanced Micro Devices has changed by 72.11 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $45.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $78.93 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $53.52 billion to $92.67 billion during the same period. Along with NASDAQ, the company is also in the business of Technology, Semiconductors, High Beta, S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Advanced Micro Devices continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

PayPal

PayPal Holdings, Inc., incorporated on January 30, 2015, is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of PayPal.
The San Jose, California-headquartered company PayPal (PYPL) is ranked number six among the best performing stocks of NASDAQ of 2020. The Finance sector business falls under the Business Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of PayPal has changed by 71.97 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $108.17 per share and year-to-date closing price of $186.02 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $127.01 billion to $218.26 billion during the same period. Along with NASDAQ, the company is also in the business of Finance, Business Services, Financial Services, Credit Services, S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. PayPal continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc., incorporated on May 28, 1996, offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Amazon.
During the given months of the year 2020, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 70.8 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 Seattle, Washington-based Amazon closed at a price of $1847.84 per share, while it traded at a price of $3156.13 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $916.15 billion to $1581 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 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 Catalog and Specialty Distribution sector business.

NetEase

NetEase, Inc. operates an interactive online community in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Online Game Services; E-Commerce; Advertising Services; and Email and Others segm ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of NetEase.
Rank number eight in the coveted list is held by NetEase, Inc. (NTES) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in China, the Miscellaneous sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Business Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of NetEase has so far gained 55.71 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $306.64 per share and year-to-date price of $477.48 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $39.24 billion to $64.56 billion. The stock of NetEase 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.

Regeneron Pharma

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 11, 1988, is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company commercializes ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Regeneron Pharma.
At number nine in the list of top stocks stands Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $375.48 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $579.9 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 54.44 percentage. The New York, NY-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $41.23 billion to $65.2 billion. The Major Pharmaceuticals 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.

Apple

Apple Inc., incorporated on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The Company sells a range of related ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Apple.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) has moved by 53.87 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 $75.09 apiece to the price of $115.54 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Cupertino, California-based Computer Manufacturing sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1301.52 billion to $1976 billion over the same duration. Apple is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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