Such as AAPL.
My managed accounts sold Apple, Inc. stock six times in 2007. The sales were for $84, $93, $112, $120, $145 and $185, respectively. Not a bad run for Apple.
Those shares were bought back in 2004. The purchase price? $13.52 and $22.41. So the value of those shares only went up sixfold.
Last year wasn't a great year overall for stocks. But AAPL did just fine, thanks.