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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 -1.89% . Nor is it Netflix /quotes/zigman/87598/composite NFLX -1.48% . Or even Tesla /quotes/zigman/118681/composite TSLA -3.28% . 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 -1.26% , 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 -1.05%  and veterinary products maker Heska /quotes/zigman/2380047/composite HSKA +1.23%  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 -0.82%  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 -1.06%  is tops in South America, with a 160% gain. Over in Asia, food giant SPC Samlip /quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed KR:005610 -0.39%  and its $1,327% jump leads the way. Internet and media group Naspers ZA:NPN -0.97%  in No. 1 in Africa with a 224% advance, while Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Ltd. /quotes/zigman/378375/delayed AU:DMP -0.13%  is the biggest winner in the Pacific thanks to a 505% leap.

/quotes/zigman/63011/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 1,527.49
-29.42 -1.89%
Volume: 5.43M
April 20, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
248.70
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$740.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
$314,251
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/quotes/zigman/87598/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 327.77
-4.93 -1.48%
Volume: 9.03M
April 20, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
219.98
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$142.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
$2.32M
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/quotes/zigman/118681/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 290.24
-9.84 -3.28%
Volume: 5.58M
April 20, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$49.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
$313,208
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/quotes/zigman/44542725/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 318.45
-4.05 -1.26%
Volume: 88,675
April 20, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
297.62
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.15M
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/quotes/zigman/1544102/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 89.65
-0.95 -1.05%
Volume: 519,570
April 20, 2018 4:02p
P/E Ratio
60.57
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$3.08 billion
Rev. per Employee
$281,785
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/quotes/zigman/2380047/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 83.17
+1.01 +1.23%
Volume: 44,599
April 20, 2018 4:00p
P/E Ratio
63.98
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$617.79 million
Rev. per Employee
$374,901
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/quotes/zigman/266988/delayed
DK : Denmark: OMX
kr. 1,267.00
-10.50 -0.82%
Volume: 177,107
April 20, 2018 4:59p
P/E Ratio
71.30
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
kr.77.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
kr.9.20M
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/quotes/zigman/1495494/delayed
BR : Brazil: Bovespa
R$ 69.01
-0.74 -1.06%
Volume: 908,700
April 20, 2018 7:45p
P/E Ratio
13.83
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
R$13.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/quotes/zigman/1639884/delayed
KR : S. Korea: KRX
129,000
-500.00 -0.39%
Volume: 6,431
April 20, 2018 3:30p
P/E Ratio
27.56
Dividend Yield
0.74%
Market Cap
₩1113.14 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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ZA : South Africa
300,747
-2,953 -0.97%
Volume: 808,677
April 20, 2018 12:00a
P/E Ratio
28.17
Dividend Yield
0.19%
Market Cap
1334.07 billion
Rev. per Employee
3.41M
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/quotes/zigman/378375/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 39.16
-0.05 -0.13%
Volume: 255,312
April 20, 2018 4:13p
P/E Ratio
31.23
Dividend Yield
2.97%
Market Cap
$3.34 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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