The “10-bagger” was made famous by Peter Lynch in his seminal book — One Up on Wall Street.  It’s an investment that increases by 10 times its original value, or 1,000%+.

The financial media has been celebrating the 6th birthday of the current bull market today (although the bull market really won’t turn 6 until we take out last Monday’s highs).  Looking at the current members of the S&P 500, the average stock in the index that was trading back in March 2009 is up 394% since the 3/9/09 low.  But 32 stocks in the index have been 10-baggers since that date, and they’re listed in the table below.

Forget 10-bagger, how about a 100-bagger?  General Growth Properties (GGP) tops the list with a gain of 10,115% since the close on 3/9/09.  On that date, GGP was trading at $0.28/share — now it’s at $28.66.

Four other stocks currently in the S&P 500 are up more than 2,000% since 3/9/09 — Regeneron Pharma (REGN), United Rentals (URI), Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) and Under Armour (UA).  Other notables on the list of 10-baggers include CBS Corp. (CBS), Priceline (PCLN), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Chipotle (CMG), Netflix (NFLX) and Starbuck’s (SBUX).  If you were lucky enough to pick up any of the stocks below back in March 2009 and even more lucky to have not sold them yet, treat yourself tonight — you deserve it!

Do you have any 10-baggers in your portfolio?  Let us know @bespokeinvest on Twitter using the hashtag #10bagger.

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