An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Best Stock Performers for last Decade

Wanna know which stocks were the best performers for the last decade? Here is the list

10 top performers from 1996 through 2005:

Company

1996 Market Cap*

Return

Hansen Natural

$11

24,185%

Chico’s

$48

17,600%

NVR

$151

7,150%

Christopher & Banks

$28

6,795%

Meritage Homes

$23

5,860%

American Eagle Outfitters

$236

4,850%

Comtech Telecommunications

$7

4,315%

Pool Corp.

$81

4,090%

Engineered Support Systems**

$47

3,800%

Jos. A. Bank

$29

3,790%

*In millions. Historical price data provided by Capital IQ and adjusted for dividends.
**Acquired by DRS Technologies.

Well the large caps are not always the tops but here is the list of the best amongst them in terms of performance in the last decade:

10 biggest companies way back in 1996.

Company

1996 Market Cap*

Return

General Electric (NYSE: GE)

$120,260

248%

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

$99,955

258%

Coca-Cola

$93,136

24%

Merck (NYSE: MRK)

$80,805

34%

Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM)

$79,364

167%

Altria

$75,335

298%

Procter & Gamble

$56,965

235%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

$55,372

232%

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)

$51,975

433%

Norsk Hydro (NYSE: NHY)

$51,954

240%

*In millions. Historical price data provided by Capital IQ and adjusted for dividends.


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