Apple just nailed it—and became the first $700 billion U.S. company. But there are less obvious stocks doing even better.
There are six stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500, including video-game maker Electronic Arts, telecom Frontier Communications and grocery store chain Kroger that have outperformed Apple in terms of stock-price gains, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ. These are the only stocks in the S&P 500 that have generated price gains that exceeded Apple's both this year so far and over the past 12 months.
The fact there are are just six stocks that have beaten Apple tells you just how staggering the Apple stock run as been. Shares of Apple have risen 10.5% already this year bringing the gain to 61.5% over the past 12 months.