It has been a heck of a year for the stock market, with the S&P 500 index tacking on more than 27% as of this writing. But even more amazing is the fact that some stocks have lapped these impressive returns many times over.
In fact, the 10 highest fliers in this U.S. blue chip stock index all have doubled investors’ money across the last 12 months … and one has even quadrupled year-to-date! Many stocks have rallied thanks to a recovering American economy and improving investor sentiment, but others on this are true turnaround stories.
In late 2012, traders had left some of these names for dead, but a number of the S&P 500’s best stocks achieved big-time gains in the last year by proving these bears wrong. So what were the top S&P 500 stocks of 2013? Take a look: