Since the market bottomed during the financial crisis, the S&P 500 has gained more than 312 percent, but some individual stocks have gained thousands of times over.
The S&P 500 cratered on March 6, 2009, when it reached an intraday low of 666. Its closing low came three days later, on March 9, at 676.
CNBC studied the price performance of stocks in the S&P that were publicly traded 10 years ago. In a list of the top 25, the best-performing stock was Ulta Beauty, which is up more than 7,100 percent since then. It is followed by Abiomed and Netflix, both up more than 6,000 percent. Amazon has gained 2,700 percent from that 2009 low. All prices are as of Tuesday's close.