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Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Among the big universe of stocks listed on the various stock exchanges, the popular stock market indexes like S&P 500 allow investors a convenient mode to access the top rated stocks. The S&P 500 index contains the top 500 stocks by market value (or market capitalization) of the stocks listed in the American markets. Within this top list, which are the S&P 500 stocks that have generated the maximum returns this year?
This article looks at the price movement of all the S&P 500 stocks from the end of the previous year to the date of writing and presents a list of top 10 stocks that have given the maximum returns. The list is prepared using the following method. The price of each stock is taken at the close of December 31 of the previous year and at the close of Feb 14, 2020. Percentage gains are then calculated using the two closing prices for each S&P 500 stock, and the resultant list is arranged in the descending order of percentage gains - that is, stock with the highest gains is ranked at the top. The top 10 stocks which have generated the maximum gain during the year are listed below.
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Top S&P 500 Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader S&P 500 sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) L Brands Inc. (LB) 2) Lennar Corp. (LEN) 3) MSCI Inc (MSCI) 4) Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) 5) T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)
 6) Albemarle Corp (ALB) 7) SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) 8) McKesson Corp. (MCK) 9) Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) 10) Pulte Homes Inc. (PHM)

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Performance of Top S&P 500 Stocks

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

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 and Dividend History.
The Columbus, Ohio-based L Brands Inc. (LB) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Clothing Shoes and Accessory Stores company. The stock of L Brands ended the previous year at a price of $18.12 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $24.34 apiece, which indicates a change of 34.33 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the S&P 500 for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $5.01 billion. It has now changed to $6.73 billion as of writing. L Brands 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.

Lennar

Lennar Corporation, incorporated on September 6, 1991, is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company. The Company is a homebuilder that ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Lennar Corp. (LEN) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Homebuilding. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Lennar has so far gained 26.1 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $55.79 per share and year-to-date price of $70.35 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $17.31 billion to $21.67 billion. The stock of Lennar continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

MSCI

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), incorporated on July 2, 1998, offers products and services to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes. The Companys segments include Index, Analytics and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, MSCI Inc (MSCI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 24.94 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 MSCI closed at a price of $258.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $322.56 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $21.87 billion to $27.79 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 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.

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 and Dividend History.
Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) has moved by 23.16 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $235.3 apiece to the price of $289.79 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Santa Clara, California-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $144 billion to $184.1 billion over the same duration. Nvidia 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.

T-Mobile US

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $78.42 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $96.48 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 23.03 percentage. The Bellevue, Washington-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $67.09 billion to $82.68 billion. 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 NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation, incorporated on November 24, 1993, is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Lithium and Advanced Materials, Bromine Specialties ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Albemarle Corp (ALB) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Albemarle ended the previous year at a price of $73.04 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $89.64 apiece, which indicates a change of 22.73 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the S&P 500 for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $7.75 billion. It has now changed to $9.63 billion as of writing. Albemarle 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.

SBA Communications

SBA Communications Corporation, incorporated on December 23, 1996, is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number seven in the coveted list is held by SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Florida, FL, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of SBA Communications has so far gained 22.25 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $240.99 per share and year-to-date price of $294.61 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $27.14 billion to $33.17 billion. The stock of SBA Communications continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

McKesson

McKesson Corporation (McKesson), incorporated on July 7, 1994, is a pharmaceutical distribution services and information technology company. The Company delivers an offering of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. The Company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, McKesson Corp. (MCK) was successful in generating YTD returns of 21.48 percentage which helped it gain the number eight 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 Francisco, California-based McKesson closed at a price of $138.32 per share, while it traded at a price of $168.03 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $24.92 billion to $29.73 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Health Care industry sector and further specialized as a Other Pharmaceuticals 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 and Dividend History.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) has moved by 20.61 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number nine among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $45.86 apiece to the price of $55.31 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Sunnyvale, California-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $53.52 billion to $64.69 billion over the same duration. Advanced Micro Devices 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.

Pulte Homes

PulteGroup, Inc., incorporated on September 17, 1987, is a homebuilder in the United States. The Companys segments include Homebuilding and Financial Services. Its Homebuilding operations are engaged in the acquisition ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands Pulte Homes Inc. (PHM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $38.8 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $46.69 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 20.34 percentage. The Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Capital Goods sector company also saw its market value change from $10.52 billion to $12.61 billion. The Homebuilding 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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