It's been an excellent year for the initial public offerings (IPO) market, with the number of companies going public more than 47% ahead of last year's pace.
The surge in IPO activity has already assured that 2013 will be the best year for new issues since 2007, just before the financial crisis pummeled the markets. That year had 213 IPOs; so far in 2013 there have been 168 IPOs, according to Renaissance Capital.Here are the top 10 market-beaters of 2013...
Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) Is the Envy of Peers, but Is It a "Buy"?
The organic foods business is a $60 billion global industry, and no other grocery chain has profited from this boom as much as Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM).
Whole Foods is leading the charge of supplying organic, natural, and locally grown foods to the health-conscious eater. Founded in 1980, it now has a count of 355 stores in 40 states and 3 countries.Read more...