Tesla beat bitcoin over the past year — so did 124 others in the S&P 500

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This might shock bit­coin fans: 125 com­po­nents of the S&P 500 made investors more mon­ey over the past year than it did.

One is Tesla
TSLA,
+13.53%
,
which kicked off 2022 with a 13.5% surge after the elec­tric vehi­cle mak­er report­ed deliv­er­ies for 2021 that almost dou­bled the vol­ume in 2020; it has gained 64% over the past year. But so did less glam­orous stocks like Marathon Oil Corp.
MRO,
+2.74%

and Extra Space Stor­age Inc.
EXR,
-3.31%
.

First, check out this breath­tak­ing chart for Bitcoin’s price from late on the first trad­ing day of 2021 — Jan. 4, 2021 — through 4:30 p.m. ET on the first trad­ing day of this year — Jan. 3, 2022.

Quite the roller coaster:


FactSet

For bit­coin
BTCUSD,
+0.88%
,
volatil­i­ty over the past year has been astound­ing — or at least it has been for investors not accus­tomed to the action in the world of vir­tu­al cur­ren­cies. From the intra­day peak of $69,000 on Nov. 10 through Jan. 3 at 4:30 p.m. ET, when it was trad­ing at $46,036.40, bit­coin fell 33%.

The S&P 500’s ‘bitcoin beaters’

From Jan. 4, 2021 through Jan. 3, 2022, 125 stocks among the bench­mark S&P 500 index
SPX,
+0.64%

saw their prices increase by more than bitcoin’s 44.2% gain. If div­i­dends were includ­ed, total returns on some would be even greater.

Here are the top 50 price gain­ers from that list, along with where they stood on Jan. 3 rel­a­tive to their 52-week highs and a sum­ma­ry of opin­ion for each stock among ana­lysts polled by FactSet:

Com­pa­ny Tick­er Price change – 1 year Decline from 52-week high Share “buy” ratings Clos­ing price – Jan. 3, 2022 Con­sen­sus price target Implied 12-month upside potential
Devon Ener­gy Corp. DVN,
+3.45%
182.5% ‑0.4% 84.85% $45.57 $51.69 13%
Ford Motor Co. F,
+4.81%
155.4% ‑0.5% 59.09% $21.76 $20.25 ‑7%
Marathon Oil Corp. MRO,
+2.74%
147.0% ‑4.1% 61.29% $16.87 $20.82 23%
Sig­na­ture Bank SBNY,
+1.20%
140.8% ‑4.3% 94.44% $327.34 $378.82 16%
Nvidia Corp. NVDA,
+2.41%
129.7% ‑13.1% 81.40% $301.21 $341.51 13%
Fortinet Inc. FTNT,
-7.31%
128.9% ‑10.4% 55.17% $333.12 $374.42 12%
Dia­mond­back Ener­gy Inc. FANG,
+3.70%
128.5% ‑5.0% 85.29% $111.84 $135.58 21%
Bath & Body Works Inc. BBWI,
-0.24%
117.5% ‑15.1% 85.71% $69.62 $90.21 30%
Nucor Corp. NUE,
-0.97%
115.3% ‑12.2% 15.38% $113.04 $112.40 ‑1%
Mod­er­na Inc. MRNA,
-7.45%
110.4% ‑52.8% 38.89% $235.05 $293.46 25%
Gart­ner Inc. IT,
-3.70%
103.5% ‑12.8% 50.00% $321.73 $358.33 11%
Arista Net­works Inc. ANET,
-1.05%
100.9% ‑4.3% 45.83% $142.24 $134.52 ‑5%
Extra Space Stor­age Inc. EXR,
-3.31%
98.8% ‑4.2% 58.82% $219.24 $220.79 1%
Simon Prop­er­ty Group Inc. SPG,
+0.33%
93.6% ‑6.3% 52.38% $160.30 $173.83 8%
APA Corp. APA,
+4.35%
90.0% ‑9.9% 43.33% $28.06 $34.57 23%
Sea­gate Tech­nol­o­gy Hold­ings PLC STX,
+0.16%
88.3% ‑3.2% 39.29% $113.16 $105.90 ‑6%
ConocoPhillips COP,
+2.20%
86.4% ‑5.4% 86.67% $73.77 $91.09 23%
EPAM Sys­tems Inc. EPAM,
-3.93%
84.5% ‑11.5% 76.47% $642.29 $787.79 23%
Mid-Amer­i­ca Apart­ment Com­mu­ni­ties Inc. MAA,
-1.44%
84.3% ‑2.4% 38.89% $226.13 $222.00 ‑2%
Applied Mate­ri­als Inc. AMAT,
+1.63%
84.1% ‑1.9% 67.86% $159.93 $169.20 6%
CF Indus­tries Hold­ings Inc. CF,
-0.27%
83.3% ‑5.6% 63.16% $70.62 $70.88 0%
EOG Resources Inc. EOG,
+2.62%
82.8% ‑7.2% 79.41% $91.16 $112.84 24%
CBRE Group Inc. Class A CBRE,
+0.15%
82.7% ‑1.4% 55.56% $108.70 $128.17 18%
Old Domin­ion Freight Line Inc. ODFL,
-3.35%
81.6% ‑7.3% 23.81% $346.37 $337.31 ‑3%
Iron Moun­tain Inc. IRM,
-1.93%
79.1% ‑3.4% 75.00% $51.32 $47.57 ‑7%
Robert Half Inter­na­tion­al Inc. RHI,
-1.86%
79.0% ‑9.4% 38.46% $109.45 $104.67 ‑4%
Occi­den­tal Petro­le­um Corp. OXY,
+7.14%
78.0% ‑13.1% 44.44% $31.06 $40.52 30%
SVB Finan­cial Group SIVB,
+1.46%
77.7% ‑9.8% 70.83% $688.17 $850.19 24%
Auto­Zone Inc. AZO,
-2.45%
73.3% ‑3.1% 52.17% $2,045.11 $2,170.29 6%
Regency Cen­ters Corp. REG,
+1.02%
71.9% ‑2.5% 45.00% $76.12 $80.06 5%
John­son Con­trols Inter­na­tion­al PLC JCI,
-2.41%
71.8% ‑3.0% 69.57% $79.35 $87.37 10%
Pro­l­o­gis Inc. PLD,
-2.06%
71.7% ‑3.0% 71.43% $164.90 $167.78 2%
Kim­co Real­ty Corp. KIM,
-0.28%
71.5% ‑1.5% 62.50% $24.57 $26.35 7%
Live Nation Enter­tain­ment Inc. LYV,
+1.21%
71.4% ‑5.2% 52.94% $121.14 $115.00 ‑5%
Wells Far­go & Co. WFC,
+5.73%
70.8% ‑3.5% 70.37% $50.73 $56.03 10%
Intu­it Inc. INTU,
-1.83%
69.9% ‑11.9% 81.82% $631.47 $761.35 21%
Mosa­ic Co. MOS,
+2.29%
69.8% ‑7.0% 45.45% $40.20 $46.18 15%
LKQ Corp. LKQ,
-2.37%
68.8% ‑3.0% 84.62% $58.61 $65.50 12%
Trac­tor Sup­ply Co. TSCO,
-1.21%
68.7% ‑1.7% 51.61% $235.72 $225.96 ‑4%
Duke Real­ty Corp. DRE,
-1.65%
68.1% ‑2.5% 66.67% $64.56 $64.93 1%
Alpha­bet Inc. Class A GOOGL,
+0.10%
68.0% ‑4.0% 93.88% $2,899.83 $3,342.71 15%
KLA Corp. KLAC,
+1.16%
67.1% ‑1.7% 63.64% $435.09 $443.21 2%
Fed­er­al Real­ty Invest­ment Trust LP FRT,
+0.29%
66.2% ‑1.5% 35.00% $136.72 $137.47 1%
Pub­lic Storage PSA,
-2.48%
65.9% ‑3.2% 38.89% $365.28 $369.79 1%
Pio­neer Nat­ur­al Resources Co. PXD,
+2.75%
64.7% ‑5.0% 85.71% $186.89 $231.36 24%
Tex­tron Inc. TXT,
-1.11%
64.6% ‑2.4% 71.43% $76.32 $87.08 14%
Quan­ta Ser­vices Inc. PWR,
-2.02%
64.5% ‑10.0% 83.33% $112.27 $135.69 21%
Tes­la Inc. TSLA,
+13.53%
64.4% ‑3.5% 43.90% $1,199.78 $879.12 ‑27%
Eli Lil­ly and Co. LLY,
-1.63%
64.2% ‑4.3% 65.22% $271.73 $290.16 7%
Ray­mond James Finan­cial Inc. RJF,
+2.80%
64.1% ‑0.6% 66.67% $102.89 $122.00 19%
Source: FactSet

You can click the tick­ers for more about each com­pa­ny. Click here for Tomi Kilgore’s detailed guide to the wealth of infor­ma­tion for free on the Mar­ket­Watch quote page.

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