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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 +0.99% . Nor is it Netflix /quotes/zigman/87598/composite NFLX +2.80% . Or even Tesla /quotes/zigman/118681/composite TSLA +1.70% . 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 -0.47% , 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 +1.04%  and veterinary products maker Heska /quotes/zigman/2380047/composite HSKA +1.05%  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 +3.42%  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 -1.56%  is tops in South America, with a 160% gain. Over in Asia, food giant SPC Samlip /quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed KR:005610 +1.86%  and its $1,327% jump leads the way. Internet and media group Naspers ZA:NPN +0.44%  in No. 1 in Africa with a 224% advance, while Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Ltd. /quotes/zigman/378375/delayed AU:DMP +1.11%  is the biggest winner in the Pacific thanks to a 505% leap.

/quotes/zigman/63011/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 1,500.00
+14.66 +0.99%
Volume: 4.32M
Feb. 23, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
244.22
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$726.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
$314,251
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/quotes/zigman/87598/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 285.93
+7.79 +2.80%
Volume: 7.22M
Feb. 23, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
228.74
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$124.08 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.13M
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/quotes/zigman/118681/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 352.05
+5.88 +1.70%
Volume: 5.79M
Feb. 23, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$59.45 billion
Rev. per Employee
$313,208
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/quotes/zigman/44542725/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 339.45
-1.60 -0.47%
Volume: 308,409
Feb. 23, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
317.24
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$4.07 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.55M
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/quotes/zigman/1544102/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 92.42
+0.95 +1.04%
Volume: 217,311
Feb. 23, 2018 4:02p
P/E Ratio
62.45
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
$390,123
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/quotes/zigman/2380047/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 60.59
+0.63 +1.05%
Volume: 46,863
Feb. 23, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
31.72
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$438.91 million
Rev. per Employee
$414,948
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/quotes/zigman/266988/delayed
DK : Denmark: OMX
kr. 1,241.00
+41.00 +3.42%
Volume: 480,488
Feb. 23, 2018 4:59p
P/E Ratio
66.22
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
kr.75.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr.11.10M
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/quotes/zigman/1495494/delayed
BR : Brazil: Bovespa
R$ 70.68
-1.12 -1.56%
Volume: 1.32M
Feb. 23, 2018 7:45p
P/E Ratio
20.29
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
R$14.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
137,000
+2,500 +1.86%
Volume: 11,485
Feb. 23, 2018 3:30p
P/E Ratio
25.07
Dividend Yield
0.70%
Market Cap
₩1182.17 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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ZA : South Africa
333,469
+1,469 +0.44%
Volume: 1.03M
Feb. 23, 2018 12:00a
P/E Ratio
31.23
Dividend Yield
0.17%
Market Cap
1463.39 billion
Rev. per Employee
3.41M
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/quotes/zigman/378375/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 41.01
+0.45 +1.11%
Volume: 1.83M
Feb. 23, 2018 4:11p
P/E Ratio
32.70
Dividend Yield
2.83%
Market Cap
$3.59 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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