Stocks That Actually Gained in 2008 ~ market folly

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stocks That Actually Gained in 2008

Want to give a hat tip to TraderMark over at for assembling this list. 2008 was a chaotic year, to say the least. And, with indexes down huge on the year, there weren't many rays of light in the abyss known as the 2008 stock market. The following though, is a list of some of best performing stocks for the year of 2008:

Symbol Company Name % Price
EBS Emergent BioSolutions Inc 382.0
SQNM Sequenom Inc 108.4
VRX Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l 84.4
ALO Alpharma Inc 77.9
THOR Thoratec Corp 73.7
RGLD Royal Gold Inc 59.9
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc 59.2
VPHM ViroPharma Inc 52.6
ALGT Allegiant Travel Co 45.0
CFFN Capitol Federal Financial 44.3
GTIV Gentiva Health Services Inc 41.8
RNT Aaron Rents Inc 41.0
DSCP Datascope Corp 40.8
FFIN First Financial Bankshares Inc 40.1
CMP Compass Minerals International Inc 39.6
MYGN Myriad Genetics Inc 39.4
FBP First BanCorp (Puerto Rico) 38.6
QSII Quality Systems Inc 38.2
PNRA Panera Bread Co 37.7
ORH Odyssey Re Holdings Corp 37.0
SQM Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 32.2
FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc 30.7
LG Laclede Group Inc 29.3
UST UST Inc 27.5
RKT Rock-Tenn Co 26.1
CRK Comstock Resources Inc 25.1
FNFG First Niagara Financial Group Inc 24.3
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 23.7
HRB H&R Block Inc 23.1
INT World Fuel Services Corp 23.0
DNA Genentech Inc 22.5
LMNX Luminex Corp 22.0
AMGN Amgen Inc 21.1
CWT California Water Service Group 20.8
STBA S&T Bancorp Inc 19.7
SF Stifel Financial Corp 18.8
EMS Emergency Medical Services Corp 18.7
OCR Omnicare Inc 17.8
STRA Strayer Education Inc 17.8
FNF Fidelity National Financial Inc 16.4
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp 16.1
PNY Piedmont Natural Gas Inc 16.1
MANT ManTech International Corp 16.1
CBST Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc 16.1
UMBF UMB Financial Corp 16.0
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc 15.9
ROST Ross Stores Inc 15.7
GOLD Randgold Resources ADR 15.6
DCM NTT DoComo Sponsored ADR 15.4
BNCL Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc 15.4
NFS Nationwide Financial Services Inc 15.3

Definitely some surprises.

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