Over the last three years, Netflix (NFLX) is by far the best performing stock that’s a current member of the S&P 500. Below is a list of the current S&P 500 stocks that are up the most on a three-year basis. As shown, NFLX is close to “10-bagger” status with a gain of 959.92%. The stock’s double so far in 2015 has helped!
Behind NFLX is Constellation Brands (STZ) with a gain of 550.99%. Electronic Arts (EA) ranks third at +388%, followed by Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Hanesbrands (HBI). All 35 names listed are up more than 200%. Some other notables include First Solar (FSLR), Delta (DAL), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Under Armor (UA) and Facebook (FB). Yep, Facebook has already been a public company for three years!
Above we looked at three-year winners, but how about three-year losers? Below is a list of current S&P 500 members that are in the red over the last three years. As shown, there aren’t many of them, and only a dozen or so are down more than 20%. Transocean (RIG) is down the most with a loss of 55%, followed by Newmont Mining (NEM) at -52.1%. Coach (COH) is as disappointing as it gets as a consumer stock with a decline of 42.8%. IBM is another name that has disappointed investors in recent years. Since June 2012, the stock is down more than 10%.