Wayne Duggan, 16 February 2021
Investors who have owned stocks since 2016 generally have experienced some big gains. In fact, the SPDR S&P 500
SPY total return in the last five years is 131.9%. But there is no question some big-name stocks performed better than others along the way.
Valeant’s Downfall: One company that has been a disastrous investment in the last five years is health care company Bausch Health Companies Inc BHC 0.06% , formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Not only has Bausch lagged the overall market in the last five years, Valeant represents one of the most infamous stock collapses in recent decades. Bausch produces pharmaceutical products and generic drugs. It is also the parent company of eye health products leader Bausch & Lomb.