Best of 2009, Top 20 Stocks With 1000% Returns

The year 2009 was quite the roller coaster ride for investors. The S&P 500 started the year making fresh decade lows then proceeded to embark on a huge 60%+ rally from its March lows. For the skilled stock pickers who simply bought on January 1st, there were only 20 stocks that kicked the markets ass and yielded 1000%+ returns.

Topping the list this year is Diedrich Coffee (DDRX) which started the year at a measly $.36 per share. Today it closed at $34.73, leaving the stock with a staggering 9,547.22% return for the year. That means if you would have invested even $10,000 in the stock on January first it would be worth $954,722.00 today. Not bad huh?


A full list of all stocks we found with atleast a 1000% return are listed below in alphabetical order (Note alongside the minimum 1000% return stocks had to average over 100,000 shares traded per day).

  • Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)
  • Bon Ton Stores (BONT)
  • Boise Inc (BZ)
  • Avis Budget Group (CAR)
  • Dana Holding Corp (DAN)
  • Diedrich Coffee (DDRX)
  • Dragonwave (DRWI)
  • Dollar Thrifty Automotive (DTG)
  • Human Genome Sciences (HGSI)
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX)
  • Nanometrics (NANO)
  • Netlist (NLST)
  • Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA)
  • Pier 1 Imports (PIR)
  • Radio One Inc (ROIAK)
  • Select Comfort (SCSS)
  • Uranium Energy (UEC)
  • Valassis Communications (VCI)
  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA)
  • Valuevision Media (VVTV)
  • Zoom Technologies (ZOOM)

Did you own any of these stocks in your personal portfolio? No you didn’t? Yay, well neither did we. But hey, there is always next year :) .

Further Reading: For more best of 2009 lists make sure to check out DailyBlogTips who is doing a special group writing project.

Stay also posted as later this month we will be revealing the 2009 best online broker over at when we have a full broker face-off with eight popular brokers (until then feel free to simply view our stock broker comparison chart here on STTG).

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