Despite another mid-year sell-off, the stock market has logged a strong performance this year, with the S&P 500 up nearly 15% through mid-December.
Fortune 500 companies have had a banner year too, with almost 80% of those companies posting gains. Roughly 60% have enjoyed double-digit percentage increases. And of the top 10 best performers among the Fortune 500 companies, eight have had triple-digit jumps.
Among the best performers were Bank of America (Fortune 500) and , Whirlpool (Fortune 500), which are benefiting from the rebound in the housing market. A number of oil refiners have also booked stellar gains. ,
Click through to see the top 10 Fortune 500 performers (counting down from good to great), based on their closing prices as of Dec. 7.
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