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

    Latest News: Great Google-y Moogly! Why GOOG Stock Ruled 2015

  2. Ambarella Inc (AMBA)

    Ambarella Inc (AMBA)
    10%
    Return
    Buy Price: $50.72
    Ending Price: $55.74
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: Ambarella Will Finish Strong (AMBA)

    Jon Markman
    Investor:
  3. ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM)

    ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM)
    1%
    Return
    Buy Price: $28.04
    Ending Price: $28.30
    Industry: Industrials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: ABM Chugs Along Despite Recent Trough

    Hilary Kramer
    Investor:
  4. Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    Apple Inc. (AAPL)
    -3%
    Return
    Buy Price: $108.53
    Ending Price: $105.26
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: Stay Bullish on Apple (AAPL)

  5. Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)

    Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)
    -4%
    Return
    Buy Price: $7.24
    Ending Price: $6.98
    Industry: Financials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015 Recap: Prospects for Prospect Capital (PSEC) Stock

  6. Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE)

    Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE)
    -10%
    Return
    Buy Price: $7.10
    Ending Price: $6.39
    Industry: Restaurants

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: RAVE Returns to the Top

    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

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: ODFL Struggling With Volatility

    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

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: What We Can Learn From IEZ

  9. Noble Corp (NE)

    Noble Corp (NE)
    -31%
    Return
    Buy Price: $15.21
    Ending Price: $10.55
    Industry: Energy

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: The Story Changes for Noble Corporation (NE)

  10. Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

    Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
    -34%
    Return
    Buy Price: $50.51
    Ending Price: $33.26
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2015: Yahoo Stock Takes a Wrong Turn

    Greg Harmon
    Investor: