1. Apple ( AAPL) Company profile: Apple designs consumer-electronic devices, including personal computers (the Mac), tablets (iPad), phones (iPhone) and portable music players (iPod). Its iTunes online store is the largest music distributor in the world. Price appreciation: up 3,758% Investor takeout: The top 10 institutional investors kept gobbling away at Apple, buying 4.5 million shares in the third quarter, building their stake to 24.4%. Target (TGT) said it is moving closer to committing to opening Appple ( AAPL)shops within its own stores, announcing a test in select stores. "We will have 25 stores in Targets with unique display and assortment," said Target spokeswoman Dustee Jenkins, who described the move as "a test," told T The Wall Street Journal today. >>To see these stocks in action, visit the Top 10 Stocks of the Past Decade portfolio on Stockpickr.