20 top-performing stocks

In a soaring market, the stocks of many companies in the Fortune 500 posted strong returns in 2009. But the 20 that follow rewarded shareholders the most. Will they keep rising?

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1. TRW Automotive Holdings
1. TRW Automotive Holdings
Fortune 500 rank: 201
2009 revenue: $11.6 billion
2009 total shareholder return: 563.3%

The auto-parts supplier made a surprising turnaround, defying fears earlier in the year that it would collapse amid the car industry's downturn.

Thanks to a strong rebound in auto sales, the maker of brake, steering, and electronic components ended 2009 with a 20% jump in revenues. And TRW's ride may continue, owing to its reduced cost structure and rising sales.


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Last updated April 15 2010: 7:07 AM ET
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