The Market’s 10 Best Stocks

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The ten best stocks of the past decade. For the full article: http://mot.ly/UFY1RO

The ten best stocks of the past decade. For the full article: http://mot.ly/UFY1RO

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  • 1. WisdomTree Investments (Nasdaq: WETF)Market Cap $736 Return Return is percentagechange – dividend adjusted [12/07/2002-12/07/2012] Data from CapIQ. 5,482%WisdomTree operates as an exchange-tradedfunds sponsor and asset manager. It’s now theseventh largest ETF provider, and has benefitedfrom the incredible rise of this revolutionaryand disruptive investment product.
  • 2. NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) MarketCap $3,588 Return Return is percentagechange – dividend adjusted [12/07/2002-12/07/2012] Data from CapIQ. 5,546%Through its subsidiaries, NewMarket operatesin the petroleum additives and real estatedevelopment businesses. The company hasbeen able to grow its net income by 31% peryear over the past five years.
  • 3. priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN) Market Cap $30,760Return Return is percentage change – dividendadjusted [12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data fromCapIQ. 6,639% This disruptive online travelcompany let travelers name their own priceand that revolutionary approach led toastronomic gains for investors. This has beenone of Fool co-founder David Gardner’s biggestwinners.
  • 4. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Market Cap $488,059Return Return is percentage change – dividendadjusted [12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data fromCapIQ. 7,097% Apple didn’t just put togetherone of the most remarkable decades of anypublic company in the world today -- it puttogether one of the most remarkable decadesby a public company in all of human history.
  • 5. DXP Enterprises (Nasdaq: DXPE) Market Cap$654 Return Return is percentage change –dividend adjusted [12/07/2002- 12/07/2012]Data from CapIQ. 9,404% DXP is engaged inthe business of distributing maintenance,repair, and operating products, equipment andservice to industrial companies. It may soundboring, but the company has been able togrow sales from $125 million in 1996 to $807million in 2011.
  • 6. Arabian American Development Company(NYSE: ARSD) Market Cap $178 Return Returnis percentage change – dividend adjusted[12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data from CapIQ.9,488% The company’s principal businessactivity is the manufacturing of variousspecialty petrochemical products. Itsimpressive record of earnings per share growthhas ultimately resulted in great performancefor the stock.
  • 7. TGC Industries (Nasdaq: TGE) Market Cap $164Return Return is percentage change – dividendadjusted [12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data fromCapIQ. 9,536% TGC is engaged in thegeophysical service business of conductingthree-dimensional surveys for clients in the oiland gas business. Formerly one of BusinessWeek’s fastest-growing small companies, it sawits share price soar from 2002 to 2007.
  • 8. Terra Nitrogen Company (NYSE: TNH) MarketCap $3,881 Return Return is percentagechange – dividend adjusted [12/07/2002-12/07/2012] Data from CapIQ. 10,155% TerraNitrogen is a limited partnership that producesnitrogen fertilizer products. The company hasbenefited tremendously from the long-termshift towards nitrogen fertilizers.
  • 9. SBA Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: SBAC)Market Cap $8,864 Return Return ispercentage change – dividend adjusted[12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data from CapIQ.12,019% SBA owns and operates wirelesscommunication towers in theU.S., Canada, Costa Rica, and other high-growth markets. Its primary business is in siteleasing, which has allowed the company toachieve remarkable growth.
  • 10. Monster Beverage Corp (Nasdaq: MNST)Market Cap (in millions) $9,042 ReturnReturn is percentage change – dividendadjusted [12/07/2002- 12/07/2012] Data fromCapIQ. 19,958% Formerly Hansen Natural,Monster Beverage has benefited from thegrowing demand for natural soda and energydrinks. Recent growth has been fueled by theMonster line of energy drinks.