Philly’s 20 Best-Performing Public Companies

See where Comcast, Sunoco Logistics and AmerisourceBergen ranked.

AmerisourceBergen's Conshohocken office (Photo by Christopher Leaman)

AmerisourceBergen’s Conshohocken, Pa. office (Photo by Christopher Leaman)

The top performing company in Philadelphia isn’t Comcast, Urban Outfitters or Crown Holdings. It’s the juggernaut known as AmerisourceBergen. Sitting at No. 16 on the Fortune 500 list, AmerisourceBergen handles some 30 percent of the world’s pharmaceuticals and rakes in $120 billion in revenue per year.

The company ranked No. 1 in a new list of the best performing stocks in the Philadelphia region from SmartAsset. AmerisourceBergen offers stockholders an average annual return of 31.67 percent with a stock performance index of 77.51 percent. (Stock performance index was calculated after an analysis of stock price, dividends and volatility over a five-year period.)

The Philadelphia rankings (seen in the table below) are derived from a SmartAsset list of the top-performing stocks in Pennsylvania. That list features some out-of-town powerhouses like Westinghouse Air Brakes Technologies Corp., PPG Industries and the Hershey Co.

“We wanted to find the companies with stock prices that have grown the fastest and paid the most in dividends while providing the least amount of risk to investors,” SmartAsset said.

CompanyCityAvg. Annual ReturnVolatilityMarket CapStock Performance Index
AmerisourceBergen CorporationChesterbrook31.67%17.86%Large Cap77.51%
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.Philadelphia30.01%21.91%Large Cap65.51%
Comcast CorporationPhiladelphia27.60%22.43%Large Cap61.36%
Lannett Company, Inc.Philadelphia57.33%48.63%Mid Cap59.85%
Dorman Products, Inc.Colmar40.28%37.82%Small Cap56.45%
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.Exton21.96%21.17%Mid Cap55.62%
Universal Health Services Inc.King Of Prussia29.29%28.85%Large Cap54.97%
Ametek Inc.Berwyn24.29%24.20%Large Cap54.62%
DNB Financial Corp.Downingtown28.75%29.58%Small Cap53.68%
Airgas, Inc.Radnor18.15%18.80%Mid Cap53.49%
Alliance Bancorp Inc of PennsylvaniaBroomall17.78%19.59%Small Cap51.75%
Teleflex IncorporatedWayne16.75%19.36%Mid Cap50.50%
Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc.Hatboro12.48%14.42%Small Cap50.49%
Aqua America Inc.Bryn Mawr13.54%16.15%Mid Cap49.70%
UGI CorporationKing Of Prussia14.70%17.97%Mid Cap49.09%
Quaker Chemical CorporationConshohocken30.30%38.23%Small Cap48.35%
Healthcare Services Group Inc.Bensalem18.10%23.30%Mid Cap47.87%
Crown Holdings Inc.Philadelphia14.58%20.85%Mid Cap45.57%
FMC Corp.Philadelphia15.87%24.50%Mid Cap44.04%
Triumph Group, Inc.Berwyn18.35%29.29%Mid Cap43.41%

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