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10 of the best-performing stocks since Jim Cramer’s ‘Mad

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Jim Cramer

Scott Mlyn | CNBC

With “Mad Money” relocating to the New York Stock Exchange floor, Jim Cramer on Monday looked back at some of the best-performing stocks since his show debuted on CNBC more than 17 years ago.

Here is a quick overview of the criteria used to compile the list:

  • The stock is currently a member of the S&P 500.
  • It was a publicly traded firm when “Mad Money” first aired, in March 2005.
  • The list was ranked by a simple gain/loss calculation in percentage terms, not a total return (which includes dividends).
  • Gains were calculated based on the stock’s closing price on March 14, 2005, to Friday’s close.

Now, here are 10 of the best-performing stocks since “Mad Money” has been on TV:

1. Netflix

2. Apple

3. Regeneron

4. Monster Beverage

The energy drink maker is the fourth-best performer, checking in with a gain of 8,444% over the aforementioned time period.

5. Booking Holdings

The company formerly known as Priceline has “beaten out its competitors in the online travel space,” Cramer said. Since “Mad Money” debuted on CNBC through Friday, the stock advanced 7,599%.

6. Nvidia

7. Amazon

The ecommerce and cloud computing giant is the seventh-best gainer, rising 6,463% over the specified time window. Cramer noted the stock’s gains would’ve been even more impressive if not for its roughly 32% year-to-date decline.

8. Illumina

9. Monolithic Power Systems

10. Tyler Technologies

Cramer’s bottom line