Nvidia's Meteoric Rise: How Does It Compare To Other Market Rallies?

Zinger Key Points
  • Shares of NVIDIA have surged amid continued optimism in artificial intelligence and earnings beats.
  • The semiconductor company's astounding 22,080% 10-year rolling growth beats out other impressive market rallies.

Nvidia Corp NVDA has become the world’s third-most valuable company.

The Santa Clara, California-based company is nearing a $3 trillion market cap (on last check, it’s $2.8 trillion). It credits much of its growth to continuous earnings beats and demand for artificial intelligence (AI).

Ranked among the so-called “Magnificent Seven,” Nvidia has already soared over 100% in 2024. Here’s how the Jensen Huang-led software firm compares to historic rallies by other large-cap companies.

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Markets research company Bespoke Investments posted a graph on social media showing a 10-year rolling average share price ascensions of large-cap companies since 1992. See below.

Nvidia 10-Year Stretch

Nvidia’s best 10-year stretch registered an off-the-charts 22,080% growth figure.

The performance of the runners-up seems paltry in comparison:

  • Microsoft Corp MSFT saw growth of 13,300% in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant’s rise was fueled by the popularity of personal computing and its dominance in software applications.
  • Apple Inc AAPL grew by 9,650% in its best 10-year stretch. In the 2010s, on the heels of Steve Jobs‘s death, the Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker became the first trillion-dollar US company.
  • Amazon.com Inc AMZN grew by 4,730% during its best 10-year stretch in the 2010s. The online retailer’s rally was fueled by the success of Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, and the company’s strategic acquisitions.
  • Eli Lilly And Co LLY saw its share price surge 1557% over the last 10 years. The pharmaceutical giant’s weight loss drugs have captivated investors.

Nvidia was worth just $83 billion five years ago. Its rally has left observers wondering whether it will ever run out of fuel.

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