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10 Best Stocks for 2015

The InvestorPlace Best Stocks for 2015 features 10 stock picks from a group of money managers, market experts and financial journalists competing against each other for the best return throughout all of 2015. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Thursday, Dec. 31.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates on the good, the bad and the unexpected as it relates to their Best Stocks for 2015 pick.

Questions about the Best Stocks for 2015 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at editor@investorplace.com or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #beststocks.

1
Google Inc (GOOG)
Google Inc (GOOG)
44%
Return
Buy Price: $526.40
Ending Price: $758.88
Industry: Technology
2
Ambarella Inc (AMBA)
Ambarella Inc (AMBA)
10%
Return
Buy Price: $50.72
Ending Price: $55.74
Industry: Technology
Jon Markman
Investor:
3
ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM)
ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM)
1%
Return
Buy Price: $28.04
Ending Price: $28.30
Industry: Industrials
Hilary Kramer
Investor:
4
Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Apple Inc. (AAPL)
-3%
Return
Buy Price: $108.53
Ending Price: $105.26
Industry: Technology
5
Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)
Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)
-4%
Return
Buy Price: $7.24
Ending Price: $6.98
Industry: Financials
6
Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE)
Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE)
-10%
Return
Buy Price: $7.10
Ending Price: $6.39
Industry: Restaurants
Rick Rouse
Investor:
7
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL)
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL)
-24%
Return
Buy Price: $77.64
Ending Price: $59.07
Industry: Transportation
Mike Turner
Investor:
8
iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equip. ETF (IEZ)
iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equip. ETF (IEZ)
-27%
Return
Buy Price: $48.97
Ending Price: $35.78
Industry: Energy
9
Noble Corp (NE)
Noble Corp (NE)
-31%
Return
Buy Price: $15.21
Ending Price: $10.55
Industry: Energy
10
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
-34%
Return
Buy Price: $50.51
Ending Price: $33.26
Industry: Technology
Greg Harmon
Investor: