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The 5 stocks that powered S&P 500 from 1000 to 2000

It’s milestone Monday on Wall Street, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 topping 2,000 for the first time. Did you own the 5 stocks that propelled the benchmark U.S. stock index from 1,000 to 2,000.

No. 1: Apple 

The iPad and iPhone maker, whose gadgets have been game-changers in the increasingly digital tech space, was the biggest winner, rallying 15,940% — which equates to an annualized gain of 35.91%.

No. 2: AutoZone

The nationwide seller of automobiles and vehicle parts and accessories, which has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to pent-up demand for vehicles in the wake of the financial crisis, has rallied 1,820%.

No. 3 Allergan

The biotech giant, which has benefited from its blockbuster Botox drug and interest from suitors that want to buy it, has surged 1,769%.

No. 4 Ball Corp 

The maker of cans for soda and beer and containers for food, paint and aerosol sprays is up 1,480%.

No. 5 Adobe Systems

The design software firm, with products such as Photoshop and Illustrator and is now in the Cloud space, is up 1,402%.

For the full list of the Top 10 biggest winners, see the list below:

It took the S&P 500 more than 16 years to double from 1,000 to 2,000. Here are the top-performing stocks that drove the index to its new milestone. Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Source: usatoday.com