Investors who have owned stocks in the last year have generally experienced some big gains. In fact, the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) total return over the last 12 months is 55.9%. But there is no question some big-name stocks performed better than others along the way.
Netflix’s Run: One company that has been a solid investment in the last year has been streaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX).
Netflix gained a clear first-mover advantage in the over-the-top streaming space. In the past two years, the company has demonstrated for the first time that it can fend off stiff competition from top-tier competitors, led by Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS).