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10 Best Stocks Since the Bull Market Began

These stocks have shot up 1,000% or more since March 9, 2009

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Best Stocks of the Bull Market #3: CBS Corp. (CBS)

best-stocks-cbs-stockIndustry: Media
Market Capitalization: $40.1 billion
Total Return Since 3/9/2009: 2,293%

CBS Corp. (CBS) is a household name thanks to its broadcast cable network. But across the mid-2000s, CBS was the butt of many jokes in the TV biz thanks to a lack of popular programming other than the many incarnations of CSI or its reality staple Survivor.

But in 2005, CBS was spun off of parent Viacom (VIAB) and re-centered itself around its core TV business. Thanks to this effort and the strength of newer shows like Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, in 2012 CBS recaptured the top spot in the key 18-49 demographic for the first time in 21 years.

Revenue and profits have been growing handsomely, and the company continues to experiment with online offerings — including the 2008 acquisition of tech website CNET.

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