US Media Names Best Performing Stocks of Obama’s First Term

MOSCOW, November 6 (RIA Novosti) – As Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, US media published a list of the 10 best performing stocks in the SP 500 index over Barack Obama’s first four-year term as president.

Leading the pack by far is, which has risen by a whooping 1,107 percent since Monday, November 3, 2008, MarketWatch reported.

Whole Foods Markets, the Texas-based supermarket chain, comes second with a gain of 873 percent since America last voted for president, followed by auto dealer AutoNation with 570-percent growth over the four-year period, according to MarketWatch.

The best five performing stocks also include online travel-related company Expedia, up 563 percent, and Wyndham Worldwide hotel management company, up 500 percent.

The top ten also includes US tech giant Apple (sixth place) and auto maker Ford (eighth place).

Apple, the producer of ultramodern iPhone and iPad gadgets, has risen by 448 percent in value over the four-year period to become the world’s largest publicly traded company, while Ford has gained 431 percent.

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