Shares of Netflix, the entertainment provider, have been the best performing stock of 2012 in the Standard & Poor's 500 index as of Tuesday's market close, a survey conducted by TheStreet.com determined. Shares are up 74 percent since Jan. 1, trading early Wednesday at $120.44, up a quarter. The shares hit a rock-bottom $62.37 following an ill-fated business decision last September by the Los Gatos, Calif-based company to split in half. Earlier, it raised prices substantially.
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