Top Stocks of 2013 (Stocks that have Risen the Most | Highest Top Stock Gainers)

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Netflix – Risen 132% YTD

When billionaire Carl Icahn took a ten percent stake in Netflix last fall, it is unlikely he ever dreamed his 5.54M shares would see a meteoric jump in value of over $664,800,000 in such a short span. Since January of this year, Netflix stock has soared 132.57% making it one of the top rising stocks and part of 2013's highest stock gainers.

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Netflix Stock Rises – One of 2013's Highest Stock Advancers

Fannie Mae – Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) – Up 466% YTD

On May 9, 2013, Fannie Mae reported that it had earned a record $58.7B net income for the first quarter period. “The government-controlled company is coming off its most profitable year ever, thanks in part to a recovery in housing that began last year. Home sales are up from a year ago, helped by a limited supply and record-low mortgage rates.”

Since the beginning of the year, Fannie Mae’s stock has soared by a staggering 466%, making it one of the highest top stocks and landing it on the path of 2013's biggest stock gainers.

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Fannie Mae Rises 466% – Top Stock in 2013

Freddie Mac – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMCC) – Gains 396.43% YTD

Although the stock price of Freddie Mac has mirrored that of Fannie Mae (its sister Government Sponsored Entity), it has not soared as much. Year to date, FMCC has risen 396.43%, which is still a staggering rise that lands it on the list of this year’s top stocks and biggest stock gainers.

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Freddie Mac Soars – One of the Biggest Stock Gainers in 2013

Trading in both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae is considered highly speculative given that the US government controls about 80% of the two companies. The government is yet to finalize a pending decision to liquidate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to avoid future bailouts. Hence, even though these two stocks are part of the biggest / highest stock gainers so far in 2013, they can just as quickly lose their value at a moment’s notice if the government decides to wind them down.

On the other hand, there will be tremendous upside to these two entities if the US government does decide to let them survive (an ever increasing probability).

Zale Corporation (ZLC) – Up 100% YTD

Zale (ZLC) is another company that has seen its stock price rise in 2013. YTD, this top stock has risen by 100%, making it one of the highest 2013 top stock gainers. From a chart / technical perspective, it appears that the stock is poised to continue its rise.

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Zale – A Top Stock Gainer in 2013

Best Buy (BBY)

Best Buy stock makes the last of the five stocks presented in this “Top Stocks of 2013 (Stocks that have Risen the Most – Highest Top Gainers)” article. It has risen 127.52% YTD.

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Best Buy – Rises by 127.5%

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