The 10 best-performing American stocks of 2015

A cautious recovery took root in the U.S. this year, and these 10 companies were leading the way

 

The S&P 500 ends the year just barely into the green, but if you owned any of the companies below you’ll have good reason to crack out the bubbly to celebrate the end of 2015.

Internet retail and tech stocks dominated the top U.S. performers list, led by Netflix which jumped 139.2% in 2015. One notable non-tech company found its way into the list of top performers: Hormel Foods. The Austin, Minnesota-based meat processor’s stock is up 52.9% due to cheaper input costs and improved plant efficiencies.

Here’s a look at the U.S. equities you wished you had in your portfolio at the start of 2015 (as of December 30):

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