Herbalife (HLF), Tesla Motors (TSLA) and JCPenney (JCP) stood out in an unusually dramatic year for stocks. True, there’s no shortage of exciting stock stories this year. That’s what happens when the market has an amazing run, adding 25% so far in 2013.
For example, we had amazing turnarounds from Netflix (NFLX) and Best Buy (BBY) this year, both of which helped lead the broader market higher.
Then, of course, there’s Facebook (FB). After languishing for much of the year, FB stock took off in the fall, and now it’s sitting on a triple-digit percent gain.
Sears Holdings (SHLD), meanwhile, was a fountain of downside-drama this year. With both Sears and Kmart stores cracking up, the market’s only interested in what SHLD stock is worth in a breakup.
But when it comes to share performance, billionaire egos, innovation and conflict, you can’t beat HLF stock, TSLA stock or JCP stock for an almost operatic 2013. Read on to see why: