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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 /quotes/zigman/63011/composite AMZN -0.46% . Nor is it Netflix /quotes/zigman/87598/composite NFLX -0.23% . Or even Tesla /quotes/zigman/118681/composite TSLA +0.13% . 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 /quotes/zigman/44542725/composite TREE +2.48% , 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 /quotes/zigman/1544102/composite ELLI -0.49%  and veterinary products maker Heska /quotes/zigman/2380047/composite HSKA -0.22%  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 /quotes/zigman/266988/delayed DK:GEN -2.77%  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 /quotes/zigman/1495494/delayed BR:EQTL3 +0.94%  is tops in South America, with a 160% gain. Over in Asia, food giant SPC Samlip /quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed KR:005610 -3.40%  and its $1,327% jump leads the way. Internet and media group Naspers /quotes/zigman/130970/delayed ZA:NPN -1.08%  in No. 1 in Africa with a 224% advance, while Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Ltd. /quotes/zigman/378375/delayed AU:DMP -0.25%  is the biggest winner in the Pacific thanks to a 505% leap.

/quotes/zigman/63011/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 1,715.97
-7.89 -0.46%
Volume: 4.42M
June 15, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
216.34
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$832.63 billion
Rev. per Employee
$341,332
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/quotes/zigman/87598/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 391.98
-0.89 -0.23%
Volume: 13.24M
June 15, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
263.07
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$170.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.32M
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/quotes/zigman/118681/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 358.17
+0.45 +0.13%
Volume: 10.47M
June 15, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$60.82 billion
Rev. per Employee
$332,185
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/quotes/zigman/44542725/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 254.40
+6.15 +2.48%
Volume: 358,100
June 15, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
94.93
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.25M
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/quotes/zigman/1544102/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 112.84
-0.56 -0.49%
Volume: 229,928
June 15, 2018 4:02p
P/E Ratio
88.85
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.88 billion
Rev. per Employee
$298,616
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/quotes/zigman/2380047/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 106.51
-0.24 -0.22%
Volume: 59,349
June 15, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
109.80
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$794.46 million
Rev. per Employee
$390,058
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/quotes/zigman/266988/delayed
DK : Denmark: OMX
kr. 960.40
-27.40 -2.77%
Volume: 366,211
June 15, 2018 4:59p
P/E Ratio
46.37
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
kr.59.00 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr.10.88M
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/quotes/zigman/1495494/delayed
BR : Brazil: Bovespa
R$ 59.16
+0.55 +0.94%
Volume: 2.28M
June 15, 2018 7:45p
P/E Ratio
11.69
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
R$11.76 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
128,000
-4,500 -3.40%
Volume: 6,599
June 18, 2018 10:33a
P/E Ratio
28.58
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Market Cap
₩1143.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
₩1.18B
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/quotes/zigman/130970/delayed
ZA : South Africa
329,912
-3,588 -1.08%
Volume: 2.11M
June 15, 2018 5:00p
P/E Ratio
30.90
Dividend Yield
0.18%
Market Cap
1447.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
3.41M
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/quotes/zigman/378375/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 52.11
-0.13 -0.25%
Volume: 52,409
June 18, 2018 11:33a
P/E Ratio
41.56
Dividend Yield
2.23%
Market Cap
$4.46 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.68M
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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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