Top 20 Large Cap Stocks Of 2009

With all the turbulence in the financial markets over the last 18 months or so, there was a point when I wondered if there were going to be any good stock choices for 2009.

Whilst many of the major banks may have needed government bailouts to stay alive, other company’s have had a great year.

Leading the list of the top 20 large cap companies is the Canadian mining company Teck Resources Limited (TCK) with an excellent 52 week return of 736%. An investment of just $1,310 in this company would have turned into 5 figures this year. Did you buy this stock? I didn’t, nevermind.

Also Baidu, the Asian google had an excellent year, returnining over 275% and increasing its market capitalization to $14.7bn. This is one I did buy.

Baidu increased their market share of the chinese search market to over 75% this year.

The best performing large carps

Company Symbol Market Cap 52 wk return
Teck Resources Limited TCK 21.79B 736.41
Baidu, Inc.(ADR) BIDU 14.73B 275.65
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. FCX 33.89B 236.44
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (ADR) WBD 15.88B 226.86
Liberty Media Corp (Starz) LSTZA 25.17B 220.25
Ford Motor Company F 30.03B 210.34
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MRVL 11.83B 197.74
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) SID 26.52B 196.93
Sterlite Industries India Limited (ADR) SLT 15.34B 192.13
Votorantim Celulose e Papel SA (ADR) FBR 15.61B 182.54
Yanzhou coal mining Co. (ADR) YZC 10.62B 178.19
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 56.89B 178.03
Wipro Limited (ADR) WIT 29.48B 167.07
Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS 10.77B 161.79
Gerdau SA (ADR) GGB 24.69B 159.10
Starbucks Corporation SBUX 16.91B 149.72
NetApp Inc. NTAP 11.22B 143.60
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. CTSH 12.93B 142.58
Vale (ADR) VALE 152.21B 139.25
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GS 85.39B 138.13

With the global recession looking like it could be coming to an end and a seemingly realistic prospect of modest growth in 2010, we can hopefully look forward to a brighter future.

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