Five blue-chip stocks that gave more than 19% YTD returns

Highlights

  • The net income of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was US$21.74 billion in Q3, FY21.
  • Microsoft Corp’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) revenue surged 21% YoY to US$46.2 bn in Q4, FY21.
  • Facebook, Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) net income rose 101% YoY to US$10.39 bn in Q2, FY21.

The blue-chip stocks are reputed companies with a large market capitalization. These companies are considered reliable for their consistent performance. Some blue-chip pay regular dividends to shareholders while others reinvest their income in the business for expansion.

Here we look at five blue-chip stocks that gave over 19% return year-to-date.

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A)


Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a large business conglomerate that has interests in various industries like insurance, manufacturing, retail, energy, and railways. It is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

The stock was priced at US$418450.375 at 10:44 am ET on September 10, down 0.44 percent from its previous close. The BRK.A stock gave a 22.34 percent return YTD.

Its market cap is US$628.48 billion, the P/E Ratio is 6.13, and the forward P/E one year is 21.54. Its EPS is US$68,287.15.

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The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$297,817.00 and US$445,000.00, respectively. Its share volume on September 9 was 992.

The total revenue of the company was US$69.11 billion in Q2 of FY 2021, compared to US$56.84 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. Its net earnings came in at US$28.42 billion, compared to US$26.40 billion in Q2 of fiscal 2020.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)                               


Apple is one of the world’s largest technology companies. Its products include smartphones, computers, software, etc. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

The stock traded at US$154.29 at 10:54 am ET on September 10, up 0.14 percent from its close. Its stock gave a 19.06 percent return YTD. Its market cap is US$2.677 trillion, the P/E Ratio is 30.22, and the forward P/E one year is 27.56. Its EPS is US$5.11.

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The highest and lowest prices in the last 52-week were US$157.26 and US$103.10, respectively. Its share volume was 57,305,730 on September 9.

The company reported total net sales of US$81.43 billion in Q3, FY21, compared to US$59.68 billion in the year-ago quarter. Its operating income came in at US$24.12 billion, compared to US$13.09 billion in the same quarter the previous year.

The company reported a net income of US$21.74 billion, or US$1.30 per diluted share, compared to US$11.25 billion, or US$0.65 per diluted share in Q3 of fiscal 2020.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)


Microsoft Corp is a leading technology company based in Redmond, Washington. It sells software, electronic goods, and other related products.

The stock was priced at US$296.88 at 11:07 am ET on September 10, down 0.12 percent from its previous closing price. MSFT stock gave a 36.55 percent return YTD.


Its market cap is US$2.23 trillion, the P/E Ratio is 36.87, and the forward P/E one year is 34.52. Its EPS is US$8.05. The highest and lowest stock prices in the last 52 weeks were US$305.84 and US$196.25, respectively. Its share volume on September 9 was 19,927,000.

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The revenue of the company increased by 21 percent YoY to US$46.2 billion in Q4, FY21. Its operating income was US$19.1 billion, up 42 percent from the year-ago quarter.

The net income of the company surged 47 percent YoY to US$16.5 billion. Its diluted earnings per share came was US$2.17. The company’s full-year revenue was US$168.1 billion in FY21, up 18 percent YoY.

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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA)


Nvidia Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for gaming and other professional uses.

The shares of the company traded at US$223.643 at 11:15 am ET on September 10, up 0.84 percent from its previous closing price. Its stock value jumped 69.12 percent YTD.

Its market cap is US$558.88 billion, the P/E Ratio is 79.7, the forward P/E one year is 62.12, and its EPS is US$2.80. The highest and lowest stock prices in the last 52-week were US$230.43 and US$115.67. Its share volume was 19,685,600 on September 9.

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The revenue increased by 68 percent YoY to US$6.51 billion in Q2, FY22. Its operating income came in at US$2.44 billion compared to US$1.95 billion in the year-ago quarter.

The company reported a net income of US$2.37 billion, or US$0.94 per diluted share, against US$1.91 billion, or US$0.76 billion, in Q2 of fiscal 2021. The company expects its revenue to be around US$6.80 billion (plus or minus 2 percent) in Q3, FY22.

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Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)                      


Alphabet Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is the parent company of Google. It is a conglomerate technology firm with various business interests.

The stock of the company was priced at US$2881.355 at 11:26 am ET on September 10, up 0.37 percent from its previous closing price. The GOOGL stock jumped 66.32 percent YTD.

The market cap of the company is US$1.92 trillion, the P/E Ratio is 31.29, and the forward P/E one year is 28.18. Its EPS is US$92.25.

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Its 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$2,925.07 and US$1,402.15, respectively. Its share volume on September 9 was 765,855.

The total revenue of the company rose 62 percent YoY to US$61.88 billion in Q2, FY21. Its operating income increased by 31 percent YoY to US$19.36 billion.

The net income of the company came in at US$18.52 billion, or US$27.26 per diluted share, compared to US$6.95 billion, or US$10.13 per diluted share in Q2 of fiscal 2020.

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB)


Facebook Inc. is based in Menlo Park, California. It is one of the world’s leading technology companies and provides a social media platform for users.

The shares of the company traded at US$380.00 at 11:45 am ET on September 10, up 0.53 percent from its last closing price. The stock gave a 40.55 percent return YTD.

It has a market cap of US$1.069 trillion, a P/E Ratio of 28.1, and a forward P/E one year of 26.81. Its EPS is US$13.50. The highest and lowest prices of the company in the last 52-week were US$384.33 and US$244.13, respectively. Its share volume was 9,098,941 on Sep 9.

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Its total revenue jumped 56 percent YoY to US$29.07 billion in Q2, FY21. Its income from operations came in at US$12.36 billion against US$5.96 billion in the year-ago period.

The net income of the company was US$10.39 billion, or US$3.61 per diluted share, compared to US$5.17 billion, or US$1.80 per diluted share in Q2 of fiscal 2020.

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Bottomline

The blue-chip stocks are the most-watched stocks on Wall Street. Also, these stocks are relatively less volatile. Innovation and strong business acumen drive their growth. However, investors must carefully evaluate the companies before making an investment decision.

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