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Best Performing Private Equity Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
The world of investing has interesting dimensions. Beyond the standard listed companies whose shares are available for convenient trading on the leading stock exchanges, there are ways to invest in private companies whose stocks are not listed on any stock exchanges, though such an investment is made indirectly.
'Private Equity' is the stream of investments where a financial or specialized company purchases a specified percentage of an unlisted, privately-held, promising-looking business, and aims to reap windfall profits few years down the line by selling the stake to some other company, to other (group of) investors, or encash it during the IPO process if the private company eventually goes for public listing.
While it may not be easy to track the performance of the businesses in which these private equity companies invest, the share price of the listed private equity companies can provide a lot of insights for the shareholders of such companies. Among the several private equity investment companies whose stocks are actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the winners in terms of highest returns?
This article provides a list of Private Equity stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Private Equity stocks between the end of the previous and Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Private Equity stocks are listed below.
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Top Private Equity Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Private Equity sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Medley Capital Corporation (MCC) 2) FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) 3) KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR) 4) Hamilton Lane Incorporated (HLNE) 5) Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE)
 6) ATN International, Inc. (ATNI) 7) The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) 8) McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX) 9) Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL) 10) Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC)

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Performance of Top Private Equity Stocks

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

Medley Capital

Medley Capital Corporation, incorporated on April 23, 2010, is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Companys investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending directly ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Medley Capital.
Based on the market-cap change from $123.66 million to $47.5 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $2.18 per share to a price of $17.44 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Medley Capital Corporation (MCC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 700 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Private Equity stocks, the New York, NY-based Medley Capital is categorized as the Investment Funds sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector.

FS KKR Capital

FS KKR Capital Corp. is a business development company specializing in investments in debt securities. It seeks to purchase interests in loans through secondary market transactions or directly from the target c ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of FS KKR Capital.
The Philadelphia, PA-headquartered company FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Private Equity of 2020. The Finance sector business falls under the Financial Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of FS KKR Capital has changed by 160.36 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $6.13 per share and year-to-date closing price of $15.96 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $3.12 billion to $1.98 billion during the same period. Along with Private Equity, the company is also in the business of Finance, Financial Services, Asset Management, among other usual products and services.

KKR and

KKR & CO. L.P. (KKR), incorporated on June 25, 2007, is a global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KKR and.
During the given months of the year 2020, KKR and Co. L.P. (KKR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23.52 percentage which helped it gain the number three 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 New York, NY-based KKR and closed at a price of $29.17 per share, while it traded at a price of $36.03 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $24.85 billion to $30.45 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Investment Managers sector business.

Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It provides following services: separate accounts (customized to each individual client and structured as si ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hamilton Lane.
The Bala Cynwyd, PA-based Hamilton Lane Incorporated (HLNE) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Financial Services company. The stock of Hamilton Lane ended the previous year at a price of $59.6 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $62.08 apiece, which indicates a change of 4.16 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Private Equity for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $3.09 billion. It has now changed to $3.27 billion as of writing. Hamilton Lane 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.

Cannae

Cannae Holdings, Inc is a principal investment firm. The firm primarily invests in restaurants, technology enabled healthcare services, financial services and more. It takes both minority and majority stakes. C ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cannae.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Consumer Cyclical. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Cannae has so far gained -1.34 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $37.19 per share and year-to-date price of $36.69 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.94 billion to $3.53 billion. The stock of Cannae 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.

ATN International

ATN International, Inc. (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., incorporated on August 4, 1989, is a holding company. The Companys segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. The Company, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ATN International.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands ATN International, Inc. (ATNI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $55.39 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $53.25 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of -3.86 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $886.14 million to $850.32 million. The Telecommunications Equipment 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

The Blackstone

The Blackstone Group L.P., incorporated on March 12, 2007, is a global alternative asset manager. The Companys alternative asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The Blackstone.
The New York, NY-based Finance sector company The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Private Equity sector. Classified as the Investment Managers business, the stock price of The Blackstone ended the previous year at a price of $55.94 per share while it reached the level of $53.2 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -4.9%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $36.8 billion.

McEwen Mining

McEwen Mining Inc. engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of gold and silver. The company owns 100% interests in the El Gallo 1 mine and El Gallo 2 project in the state of Sinal ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of McEwen Mining.
McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX) has moved by -6.3 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.27 apiece to the price of $1.19 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Canada-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $508.35 million to $486.46 million over the same duration. McEwen Mining is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Oaktree Specialty Lending

Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation is a business development company specializing in investments in middle market, bridge financing, first and second lien debt financing, mezzanine debt, senior and junior se ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Oaktree Specialty Lending.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Private Equity sector is taken by Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL). The company's stock price changed from $5.46 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $4.94 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -9.52 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Los Angeles, CA-based Finance sector company was from $769.65 million to $696.35 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Private Equity sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Hercules Capital

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at al ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hercules Capital.
Hercules Capital (HTGC) generated percentage returns of -16.26 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $14.02 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $11.74 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.47 billion to $1.38 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Financial Services sub-category. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the YTD performance of the Private Equity sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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