Tracking each FAANG stock’s price over the decade

Ranking the FAANG stocks by profitability over the last decade

The following rankings assume you bought $1,000 worth of stock in each respective FAANG company on the first available trading day of the 2010s: January 4th, 2010. Since Facebook did not IPO until May 18th, 2012, this analysis assumes you bought $1,000 worth of Facebook stock on that date.

We then assume you sold your stock in each respective FAANG company on the last available trading day of the 2010s: December 31st, 2019.

All stock price data comes from Yahoo Finance.

1. Netflix

  • Stock Price on Jan. 4, 2010: $7.64
  • Stock Price on Dec. 31, 2019: $323.57
  • Return on Investment: 4135.21%
  • Balance After Sale: $41,352.09
  • Profit After Sale: $40,352.09

2. Amazon

    • Stock Price on Jan. 4, 2010: $133.90
  • Stock Price on Dec. 31, 2019: $1,847.84
  • Return on Investment: 1280.01%
  • Balance After Sale: $12,800.15
  • Profit After Sale: $11,800.15

3. Apple

    • Stock Price on Jan. 4, 2010: $30.57
  • Stock Price on Dec. 31, 2019: $293.65
  • Return on Investment: 860.58%
  • Balance After Sale: $8,605.82
  • Profit After Sale: $7,605.82

4. Facebook

  • Stock Price on May 18, 2012: $38.23
  • Stock Price on Dec. 31, 2019: $205.25
  • Return on Investment: 436.86%
  • Balance After Sale: $4,368.57
  • Profit After Sale: $3,368.57

5. Google (Alphabet)

  • Stock Price on Jan. 4, 2010: $313.69
  • Stock Price on Dec. 31, 2019: $1,339.39
  • Return on Investment: 326.98%
  • Balance After Sale: $3,269.79
  • Profit After Sale: $2,369.79

And, if you invested $1,000 in each FAANG stock at the beginning of the decade or when it IPO’d, you would have made…

A combined $70,396.42 at the end of the decade, which would have given you a profit of $65,396.42 from a $5,000 investment.

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