When it comes to picking stocks in 2014, investors appear to be sticking with 2013’s winners.
Listed below are the 10 stocks in the S&P 500 that rose the most last year. They rallied an average of 158% and include familiar names like Netflix, Best Buy, Delta Air Lines, Boston Scientific and Facebook.
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So how are they faring in 2014? Eleven trading days into the new year and these stocks are up an average of 0.9%. While that may not sound like much, it easily beats this year’s 0.2% decline in the benchmark S&P 500. And it even takes into account today’s 27% plunge in Best Buy on disappointing Christmas sales.
Interestingly, Best Buy is down almost 32% in 2014, making it the S&P 500’s worst-performing stock. It drives home just how important it is to have a diversified portfolio!