The 10 Best-Performing Stocks of 2021

 

Some sectors and industries have been hit hard due to the recession that we are in nowadays. If you want to do investment in the financial market bank stocks, or you prefer to deal with oil and the energy market which also has been volatile, or maybe real estate investment or in a variety of stocks like that, you need to make deep research and know all the market details, news and trends, we mean be up-to-date and on the wave. As the market has recovered to where it is now, it is a great start for newbies.

 

To start with, let’s check the top stocks that have performed the best in 2021 and analyze the situation. It could be fun and educational, especially if you're a brand new investor that is considering investing in the stock market. It would also be beneficial to show how well they’ve done and what you can possibly achieve by investing in the stock market.

 

Contents:

  1. DVN
  2. MarathonOil
  3. Moderna
  4. Fortinet
  5. Signature Bank
  6. Ford
  7. Bath&Body Works
  8. Diamondback
  9. Nvidia
  10. Nucor

 

Last year was pretty amazing, in particular when we speak about the top-performing stocks. These high growth stocks showed us some huge moves to come from an unforeseen side. That’s said, we are discussing the S&P 500 here. And the first company on the list is DevonEnergy.

 

1. DVN

Return-2021: 196.1%

The biggest winner in 2021 is DevonEnergy and there had to be energy. DVN has a nearly $34 billion market capitalization currently and it is a new high number one company on the S&P500. The corp is run by R. Muncrief who understands Wall Street and is tired of oil companies that spend beyond their means. DVN is about efficiently spending money and generating cash flow. Actually, the energy field would dominate mostly the whole list.

 

You can go to their site and download their quarter free earnings presentation, it takes just a sec. You can go through it as it would be a great experience for you if you want to look at financial data. They have a revenue growth forecast of 124.1, their net profit margin for the last quarter was 24.18.

 

As the oil prices are expected to remain high, this is definitely a consideration for everyone looking at their indicators and definitely a stock for you to consider. Good year for them now of course and they have very positive numbers for 2022.

 

2. MarathonOil

Return-2021: 149.7%

 

We can see the MarathonOil company recently hit a high market cap of just $15.1 billion. By looking at their indicators, we can see they are in the buy zone and for the 2021 year they are at number two-point. MarathonOil and just like DiamondBack energy have shown great numbers. You can just jump over the top charts and here you can see their net profit margin is currently 12.8%, and the company is up about 400% from 2020. And yes, the revenues were explosive in 2021, but it’s only forecast to increase about 9% in 2022.

 

3. Moderna

Return-2021: 143.1% 

 

Let’s change the topic and talk not about energy and oil. It is not a surprise that this list includes the company that worked on the Covid-19 vaccination. Moderna revenue growth over the last 4 years was 121 million to 2.7 billion. The market cap at the end of 2021 was at nearly 73$ B. The stock prices that this company is making have been slain the past year of the course.

        

The Moderna corporation developed a 2-dose vaccination for Covid-19 back in 2020 and became one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P500. The shares were up about 2,400% from the start of 2020. Today, it’s still valued at about $100 billion.

 

4. Fortinet

Return-2021: 142% 

Fortinet is one of the best reputable cybersecurity companies. And it is one of the top-performing companies with high growth in 2021. Fortinet is still gaining solid profit and growth. Here are some of the main indicators: 28.6% revenue growth in 2021, the market cap of nearly 50B.

 

5. Signature Bank

Return-2021: 141.5%

 

Not only energy stocks dominate this list. The financial sector and Signature Bank are present here. The company is one of the best-performing stocks in 2021 as it was racking up a 141.5% gain. Moreover, there experts are waiting for the 25% revenue growth in 2022 and 2023. The indicators show a $22B market cap 

 

6. Ford

Return-2021: 137.5%

 

Think that Ford is one of the most exciting companies on the list. The company is making some great things with its products and the stock is again getting recognition. For people who do not follow the trend, the auto-space is bringing new electric vehicle products to the industry. Ford has been gaining $40B to $80B valuations. The market cap at the end of 2021 was at nearly $92B. Moreover, they have more vehicles coming soon so the experts see great prospects for the next year.

 

7. Bath&Body Works

Return-2021: 133.7%

 

This was a surprise when Bath & Body Works Inc got to the top list. First, the business faced issues during the Covid-19 lockdown. Then, when shares were already down, from the low to the high they went up to more than 1,150%. Isn't that impressive? The Bath & Body Works ended 2021 higher by more than 130%.

 

8. Diamondback

Return-2021: 127.4%

 

Diamondback Energy is another great performing company. The business had an amazing year with a 127.4% gain. Experts predict a modest revenue increase next year by about 13.2%.

 

9. Nvidia

Return-2021: 125.5% 

 

Nvidia is the largest company here. The $700B market cap - no other company on the list even comes in with a $100B. The company is riding multiple growth catalysts to higher prices. Nvidia includes AI and machine learning, clouds, data-centres, autonomous driving, gaming & graphics, Robo tech, drones and more.

 

10. Nucor

Return-2021: 118.4%

 

Nucor showed incredible results over the past year and a half. The supply chains are in a high demand dynamic despite the Covid situation. We saw a fast pullback in the stock to the tune of 7.6%. However, the experts predict that revenues and earnings will go down in 2022.

 

Final Thoughts

The top company in the S&P 500 list remains Nvidia and it was up nearly 50% for the quarter as we can see from the indicators. It is a company with solutions such as Artificial Intelligence and graphics processors. It is one of the largest semiconductor companies. Nvidia has a $516B valuation up from just 15B five years ago. Another impressive company in the list is Ford. We mean that's incredible how they caught fire last year. Hope this guide and list were helpful for you guys!

 


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