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The Top 5 Stocks of 2016 -- Revealed

By Brian Stoffel – Jul 7, 2016 at 10:10AM

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These stocks made remarkable gains for shareholders. Here's why, and whether or not they're worth buying now.

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It was a ho-hum first half of the year for stocks. The S&P 500 was up 2.9% -- solid, though certainly not remarkable. But that doesn't mean there weren't stocks that went on incredible runs. Below, I've listed five of the highest performers from the market, explained why they did so well, and offered up some guidance moving forward.

One thing should be noted, though: There were some industries I threw out altogether. The iron ore and gold and silver markets were so depressed heading into 2016 that it didn't take much to give many companies in these realms huge returns during the first half of 2016. In fact, 26 of the top 28 performers that have a market cap of over $300 million were from these industries. I haven't included them, as I intend for this to be more company-specific.

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Brian Stoffel has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Companhia de Saneamento Basico. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Stocks Mentioned

Quad/Graphics Stock Quote
Quad/Graphics
QUAD
$3.76 (0.54%) $0.02
Companhia de Saneamento Basico Stock Quote
Companhia de Saneamento Basico
SBS
$11.59 (0.17%) $0.02
Talen Energy Corporation Stock Quote
Talen Energy Corporation
TLN

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

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