It would appear that the tech industry took over ever since the turn of the millennium. Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon became household names. Many got rich investing in these tech giants. However, if you combine the gains of these three stocks from the end of 2000 up to today, the sum won’t even amount to half of the returns generously provided by the best performer on our list.
Here are the top 10 best performing S&P 500 stocks since the turn of 2000.
10. Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) Stock
Activision leads all stocks in the gaming industry. The California-based video game publisher is popular for names such as Starcraft and World of Warcraft. By the end of 2000, it was trading at $1.26 per share. Today, the stock has skyrocketed to $54.76 per share for an explosion of 4,246 percent.
9. HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC)
The petroleum refiner and distributor takes the ninth spot on our list. At the close of 2000, HollyFrontier traded at $1.17 per share. Those who bought stock in the company are now enjoying gains of 4,398 percent as the equity is trading at $52.63 today.
8. IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (IDXX) Stock
The Maine-based developer and distributor of animal diagnostic tests, software, and water microbiology tests sits at No. 8. By the end of 2000, IDXX shares were trading at $5.50. Fast forward to today, investors have to shell out $274.17 to become a shareholder. That’s a massive growth of 4,884 percent.
7. Ansys Inc. (ANSS) Stock
At No. 7 is the engineering simulation and 3D software developer and marketer, Ansys Incorporated. Shares of the Pennsylvania-based design firm traded at $2.81 at the end of 2000.