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(Updates story with year-end closing prices and consensus price targets.)

The COVID-19 economy has been brutal for millions of people who have been directly affected, through illness and loss of family members and friends, but also though lost jobs, destroyed businesses and disrupted careers. The stock market has been a different story: Unprecedented stimulus efforts of the federal government and Federal Reserve have sent it soaring.

Some of the best-known stock-market winners of 2020 are companies with innovative technology and services that businesses and consumers have relied on for remote access. Yet many aren’t yet included in the S&P 500 Index
SPX,
+0.64%
,
the part of the market tracked by most of the money invested in low-cost index funds, including the SPDR S&P 500 ETF
SPY,
+0.51%
.
Others, while part of the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
+0.14%
,
aren’t yet included in the Nasdaq-100 Index
NDX,
+0.33%
,
which is tracked by the Invesco QQQ Trust ETF
QQQ,
+0.25%

 

SPY rose 16% in 2020, while QQQ surged an incredible 48%.

This list doesn’t include Tesla Inc.
TSLA,
+1.57%
,
which was added to the S&P 500 on Dec. 21; the electric car maker’s shares had soared 731% by then.

Click here for more about Tesla and lists of the best-performing stocks of 2020 from among the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.65%

 and Nasdaq-100 Index
NDX,
+0.33%
.

Here are 15 stocks that soared during 2020 but aren’t included in the broad S&P indexes or the Nasdaq-100:

Company

Ticker

 Industry 

Price change – 2020

Market capitalization ($ millions)

 Cloudflare Inc. Class A 

NET,
-1.99%

 

 Information Technology Services 

345%

$18,135

 Zscaler Inc. 

ZS,
-0.79%

 

 Software 

329%

$27,014

 CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Class A 

CRWD,
+0.73%

 

 Software 

325%

$39,593

 Pinterest Inc. Class A 

PINS,
-1.85%

 

 Internet Software/Services 

254%

$34,299

 Square Inc. Class A 

SQ,
-1.54%

 

 Information Technology Services 

248%

$84,836

 Twilio Inc. Class A 

TWLO,
-3.16%

 

 Software 

244%

$49,030

 Trade Desk Inc. Class A 

TTD,
-2.08%

 

 Advertising/Marketing Services 

208%

$34,314

 Zillow Group Inc. Class C 

Z,
-0.50%

 

 Information Technology Services 

183%

$21,640

 Carvana Co. Class A 

CVNA,
-4.31%

 

 Specialty Stores 

160%

$17,669

 Wayfair Inc. Class A 

W,
-2.11%

 

 Internet Retail 

150%

$16,795

 Roku Inc. Class A 

ROKU,
-1.98%

 

 Electronics/Appliances 

148%

$36,918

 Teladoc Health Inc. 

TDOC,
-1.77%

 

 Hospital/Nursing Management 

139%

$29,510

 RingCentral Inc. Class A 

RNG,
-2.33%

 

 Software 

125%

$30,782

 Spotify Technology SA 

SPOT,
-1.47%

 

 Internet Software/Services 

110%

$59,731

 Veeva Systems Inc. Class A 

VEEV,
-1.38%

 

 Software 

94%

$37,647

Source: FactSet

Scroll the table to see all the data.

You can click on the tickers for more about each company, including profiles, news coverage, price ratios and charts.

Here’s a summary of Wall Street analysts’ opinions about these stocks after such remarkable gains:

Company

Ticker

Share ‘buy’ ratings

Share neutral ratings

Share ‘sell’ ratings

Closing price – Dec. 31

Consensus price target

Implied 12-month upside  potential

 Cloudflare Inc. Class A 

NET,
-1.99%

 

81%

19%

0%

$75.99

$72.60

-4%

 Zscaler Inc. 

ZS,
-0.79%

 

52%

44%

4%

$199.71

$187.55

-6%

 CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Class A 

CRWD,
+0.73%

 

75%

20%

5%

$211.82

$189.84

-10%

 Pinterest Inc. Class A 

PINS,
-1.85%

 

64%

32%

4%

$65.90

$69.46

5%

 Square Inc. Class A 

SQ,
-1.54%

 

57%

34%

9%

$217.64

$217.66

0%

 Twilio Inc. Class A 

TWLO,
-3.16%

 

78%

15%

7%

$338.50

$366.70

8%

 Trade Desk Inc. Class A 

TTD,
-2.08%

 

42%

53%

5%

$801.00

$751.44

-6%

 Zillow Group Inc. Class C 

Z,
-0.50%

 

48%

39%

13%

$129.80

$130.20

0%

 Carvana Co. Class A 

CVNA,
-4.31%

 

62%

38%

0%

$239.54

$241.95

1%

 Wayfair Inc. Class A 

W,
-2.11%

 

45%

39%

16%

$225.81

$304.08

35%

 Roku Inc. Class A 

ROKU,
-1.98%

 

59%

33%

8%

$332.02

$275.67

-17%

 Teladoc Health Inc. 

TDOC,
-1.77%

 

60%

40%

0%

$199.96

$242.78

21%

 RingCentral Inc. Class A 

RNG,
-2.33%

 

96%

0%

4%

$378.97

$364.13

-4%

 Spotify Technology SA 

SPOT,
-1.47%

 

47%

33%

20%

$314.66

$288.57

-8%

 Veeva Systems Inc. Class A 

VEEV,
-1.38%

 

65%

26%

9%

$272.25

$308.43

13%

Analysts have majority “buy” or equivalent ratings on 11 of these 15 stocks; however, most of the stock have gotten ahead of the consensus price targets. These price targets are usually for 12 months, so it is clear the analysts are confident for many as longer-term plays, despite valuations that appear lofty for the short term.

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