The Motley Fool has published our annual Investor’s Guide to the Year Ahead each fall since 2002. Here’s how those stocks have performed.

The data track each stock from its report’s starting date through Dec. 5, 2012, or through a stock’s final trading because of a corporate event such as a buyout or merger. Dividends are considered reinvested for the stocks and the S&P 500.

Stocks 2012

Company Return
Buckle (BKE) +14%
Casella Waste Systems (CWST) -32%
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) -54%
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) +48%
Heineken (HINKY) +45%
Innophos Holdings (IPHS) +15%
Johnson Controls (JCI) -9%
K12 (LRN) -49%
PriceSmart (PSMT) +8%
Solazyme (SZYM) -20%
Teavana Holdings (TEA) -34%
VCA Antech (WOOF) +6%
Average -5%
S&P 500 +19%

Starting date: Nov. 1, 2011

 

Stocks 2011

Company Return
Apple (AAPL) +71%
Arris Group (ARRS) +39%
CIT Group (CIT) -13%
Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL) +22%
Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) -24%
Gap (GPS) +60%
Li Ning (LNNGF) -83%
Lorillard (LO) +51%
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) +73%
Synaptics (SYNA) -10%
Wal-Mart (WMT) +38%
Average +20%
S&P 500 +21%

Starting date: Nov. 8, 2010

 

Stocks 2010

Company Return
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX) +13%
China Mobile (CHL) +33%
Compass Minerals (CMP) +27%
Devon Energy (DVN) -24%
Hillenbrand (HI) +17%
Nike (NKE) +54%
Olin (OLN) +40%
Somanetics (SMTS) +67%
Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) +2%
Yum Brands (YUM) +95%
Average +32%
S&P 500 +36%

Starting date: Nov. 16, 2009

 

Stocks 2009

Company Return
Colfax (CFX) +345%
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) +14%
Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) +735%
Guess (GES) +49%
Netflix (NFLX) +263%
Parker-Hannifin (PH) +134%
Rydex S&P Equal-Weight Materials (RTM) +87%
Tenaris (TS) +104%
XTO Energy (XTO) +17%
Average +194%
S&P 500 +62%

Starting date: Nov. 5, 2008

 

 

Stocks 2008

Company Return
Brinker International (EAT) +52%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) +22%
Charlotte Russe (CHIC) +16%
Faro Technologies (FARO) +35%
Fomento Económico Mexicano (FMX) +239%
Intuit (INTU) +108%
Janus Contrarian (JSVAX) -19%
Marvel Enterprises (MVL) +96%
Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRAA) +157%
Spectra Energy (SE) +40%
Starbucks (SBUX) +135%
Thor Industries (THO) +16%
Average +75%
S&P 500 +10%

Starting date: Nov. 27, 2007

 

Stocks 2007

Company Return
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) -27%
Braskem (BAK) +5%
Centene (CNC) +76%
Chico’s (CHS) -20%
Coventry Health Care (CVH) -6%
First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) +137%
IBM (IBM) +129%
Logitech International (LOGI) -78%
Marchex (MCHX) -67%
Oakmark Select (OAKLX) +16%
Paychex (PAYX) +6%
Pulte Homes (PHM) -46%
Sprint Nextel (S) -71%
Urban Outfitters (URBN) +63%
Average +8%
S&P 500 +16%

Starting date: Nov. 28, 2006

 

Stocks 2006

Company Return
American Eagle Outfitters (AEOS) +66%
BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) +373%
Bridgeway Large-Cap Growth (BRLGX) +18%
Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) +46%
Harley-Davidson (HDI) -2%
Headwaters (HW) -79%
Markel (MKL) +52%
OSI Restaurant Partners (OSI) +3%
Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) -39%
Pixar (PIXR) +126%
United Natural Foods (UNFI) +85%
Urban Outfitters (URBN) +11%
Average +55%
S&P 500 +30%

Starting date: Nov. 22, 2005

 

Stocks 2005

Company Return
BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) +930%
Ceradyne (CRDN) +9%
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) +199%
Deswell Industries (DSWL) -75%
iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (IWF) +51%
Lowrance Electronics (LEIX) +20%
PalmOne (PLMO) -44%
Par Pharmaceuticals (PRX) +21%
RH Donnelley (RHD) -100%
Shimano (SHMDF) +155%
Ultralife Batteries (ULBI) -80%
Walt Disney (DIS) +102%
Average +99%
S&P 500 +42%

Starting date: Nov. 23, 2004

 

Stocks 2004

Company Return
7-Eleven (SE) +132%
Alderwoods (AWGI) +139%
Bandag (BDG) +40%
Cephalon (CEPH) +73%
Chico’s (CHS) -1%
DHB Industries (DHB) -96%
Garmin (GRMN) +82%
Guangshen Railway (GSH) +79%
Findwhat (FWHT) -98%
Lone Star Steakhouse (STAR) +31%
Oxford Health Plans (OHP) +112%
Average +45%
S&P 500 +61%

Starting date: Nov. 24, 2003

 

Stocks 2003

Company Return
Activision (ATVI) +428%
Alliance Capital Management (AC) -5%
Cemex (CX) +9%
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) +46%
Cognos (COGN) +158%
Expedia (EXPE) +49%
Hollywood Entertainment (HLYW) -31%
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) -50%
Noven Pharmaceuticals (NOVN) +62%
Quality Systems (QSII) +666%
WPP (WPPGY) +123%
WP Stewart & Co. (WPL) -97%
Average +113%
S&P 500 +91%

Starting date: Dec. 10, 2002

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