A number of well known household brands, including companies such as Apple, Bank of America, and Citigroup, have all been active on the Standard & Poor's 500 for 10 years or more. However, performance on the index has varied, with some companies fluctuating in strength and others losing popularity.Continue Reading
The S&P 500 itself has also grown significantly over time, and it was not until 1998 that the index closed over the 1,000 mark.
As of 2014, Apple was the fourth-highest performing company on the index.
Lesser-known companies have also risen to fame and profit on the index. Celgene, a medical and biotech company that has been listed on the index for more than 10 years, saw massive growth in recent years, trumping even Apple during 2014 for a number three spot on the S&P 500.
Other successful companies that have been listed on the index for 10 years or more include telecoms giant Qualcomm and major pharmaceutical companies such as Alexiona and Regeneron.
However, not all companies are successful. Citibank, which has been on the index for well over 10 years, was on a downward trend as of 2014, despite having been in a strong position for a number of years.Learn more about Investing