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Finance Degrees: Best Shoe Stock Performers in 2009

“Buy low, sell high” was the mantra in 2009.

“Buy low, sell high” was the mantra in 2009. Though it was a tough year to play the market, investors who bet on the  footwear sector were likely pleasantly surprised. Many stocks saw strong gains in the last few months of 2009, as consumers began to loosen their purse strings and retailer stocks generally led the way out of the recession. Here, the top 10 stocks in 2009 as tracked by Footwear News.

  • 01

    Dillard’s Inc.

    Change 365%

  • 02

    Crocs Inc.

    Change 364%

  • 03

    J. Crew Group Inc.

    Change 267%

  • 04

    Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp

    Change 230%

  • 05

    Nordstrom Inc.

    Change 182%

  • 06

    Jones Apparel Group Inc.

    Change 174%

  • 07

    Amazon.com Inc.

    Change 162%

  • 08

    Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.

    Change 150%

  • 09

    Cabela's Inc.

    Change 145%

  • 10

    Urban Outfitters Inc.

    Change 134%

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