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Denmark is home to the global winner over the past 5 years

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By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

It’s not Amazon /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN -1.79% . Nor is it Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX -0.05% . Or even Tesla /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA +4.42% . Of course, all three of those stocks have certainly enriched shareholders in a big way over the past five years. But there’s one, in particular, that has outperformed the rest.

And it’s no tech juggernaut.

LendingTree /zigman2/quotes/204207971/composite TREE -3.40% , according to FactSet data, has surged 1,562% over that time frame. to trump all North American stocks. To weed out the penny stocks, FactSet screened global markets for stocks trading over $5 a share with a market cap of at least $500 million back in February 2012.

The online lender has ridden a healing economy and increasing loan demand to big profit growth. The stock is well off its record highs near $150 a share from last year, but it’s still top dog in the region by this metric, beating out mortgage software company Ellie Mae  and veterinary products maker Heska /zigman2/quotes/206430199/composite HSKA +2.18%  in the second and third positions.

LendingTree, however, is runner-up to Europe’s biggest gainer when it comes to the world’s top performer in that period, FactSet noted. Danish biotech Genmab  has seen its shares explode for a 2,568% return to dwarf all others.

Taking a tour of the leaders in the rest of the regions: Brazilian energy firm Equatorial Energia /zigman2/quotes/201887614/delayed BR:EQTL3 -2.36%  is tops in South America, with a 160% gain. Over in Asia, food giant SPC Samlip /zigman2/quotes/203498709/delayed KR:005610 0.00%  and its $1,327% jump leads the way. Internet and media group Naspers /zigman2/quotes/205954517/delayed ZA:NPN -0.47%  in No. 1 in Africa with a 224% advance, while Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/210335597/delayed AU:DMP -0.08%  is the biggest winner in the Pacific thanks to a 505% leap.

/zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 2,954.91
-53.82 -1.79%
Volume: 8.89M
Sept. 18, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
113.58
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$1507.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
$359,671
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/zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 469.96
-0.24 -0.05%
Volume: 6.72M
Sept. 18, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
79.29
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$207.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.22M
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/zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 442.15
+18.72 +4.42%
Volume: 86.41M
Sept. 18, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
1,151
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$394.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
$439,627
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/zigman2/quotes/204207971/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 305.00
-10.73 -3.40%
Volume: 115,198
Sept. 18, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$4.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
$841,436
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/zigman2/quotes/206430199/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 98.82
+2.11 +2.18%
Volume: 122,244
Sept. 18, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$913.30 million
Rev. per Employee
$367,280
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/zigman2/quotes/201887614/delayed
BR : Brazil: Bovespa
R$ 22.78
-0.55 -2.36%
Volume: 7.53M
Sept. 18, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
8.52
Dividend Yield
1.40%
Market Cap
R$23.58 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203498709/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
62,300.00
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 10,667
Sept. 18, 2020 3:30p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.77%
Market Cap
₩504.96 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/205954517/delayed
ZA : South Africa
289,500
-1,359 -0.47%
Volume: 1.17M
Sept. 18, 2020 5:00p
P/E Ratio
27.59
Dividend Yield
0.20%
Market Cap
1245.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
3.62M
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/zigman2/quotes/210335597/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 79.07
-0.06 -0.08%
Volume: 659,787
Sept. 18, 2020 4:10p
P/E Ratio
49.17
Dividend Yield
1.51%
Market Cap
$6.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.33M
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Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise.

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