71 Stocks Leading the Nasdaq Higher

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Includes: ADVS, AKAM, AMZN, COCO, CREE, CVTX, ILMN, KCG, MYGN
by: TraderMark
The NASDAQ has been outperforming the other major indexes by a large amount the past few weeks in particular; in fact we briefly turned positive on the year (pre Geithner song and dance Tuesday) in that index. I was curious to see what stocks have been driving the NASDAQ the past month, so I've compiled this list

Here are the criteria

Criteria
  1. Market capitalization $750M+
  2. Average trading volume 100K+
  3. Stock price $10+
  4. Return past 30 days 13%+
  5. NASDAQ
A lot of old friends or former holdings around... unfortunately only Illumina is a current holding. The "adult education" stocks make their perfunctory appearance and we even have one financial Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) - which is like State Street (NYSE:STT) but with skill.

Symbol Company Name % Price Month Mkt Cap
CVTX CV Therapeutics Inc 61.0 953
COCO Corinthian Colleges Inc 45.6 1,828
ILMN Illumina Inc 39.4 4,312
VPRT VistaPrint Ltd 38.3 983
ADVS Advent Software Inc 36.8 766
SYNA Synaptics Inc 35.1 902
SSRI Silver Standard Resources Inc 32.8 1,280
AMZN Amazon.com Inc 32.7 27,581
CYBS CyberSource Corp 31.0 908
LIHR Lihir Gold Sponsored ADR 30.0 4,756
NTRS Northern Trust Corp 29.2 13,621
GOLD Randgold Resources ADR 28.9 3,776
STAR Starent Networks Corp 28.6 990
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc 28.6 2,924
BBBB Blackboard Inc 28.2 925
SCHN Schnitzer Steel Industries 27.7 1,186
MYGN Myriad Genetics Inc 26.8 4,041
SBNY Signature Bank 26.2 1,022
TRMK Trustmark Corp 25.7 1,222
PAAS Pan American Silver Corp 24.6 1,416
NITE Knight Capital Group Inc 24.6 1,678
SEPR Sepracor Inc 24.6 1,840
CREE Cree Inc 24.5 1,850
THRX Theravance Inc 24.3 952
LANC Lancaster Colony Corp 22.7 1,127
NFLX Netflix Inc 22.4 2,129
RVBD Riverbed Technology Inc 22.2 801
BIDU Baidu Inc 22.0 4,590
BEAV BE Aerospace Inc 21.9 1,050
GMCR Green Mountain Coffee 20.1 1,001
SOHU Sohu.com Inc 20.0 1,808
UEPS Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc 19.7 812
AMSC American Superconductor 19.6 781
ISIL Intersil Corp 19.0 1,309
GOOG Google Inc 19.0 112,695
SGEN Seattle Genetics 18.7 826
MCRS Micros Systems Inc 18.7 1,343
IDCC InterDigital Inc 18.7 1,379
GBCI Glacier Bancorp Inc 18.3 1,066
RCII Rent-A-Center Inc 18.1 1,248
SYMC Symantec Corp 17.7 12,315
NRGY Inergy LP 17.4 1,231
CECO Career Education Corp 17.1 1,982
SBAC SBA Communications Corp 16.5 2,349
MELI Mercadolibre Inc 16.4 753
MDAS MedAssets Inc 16.3 813
STLD Steel Dynamics Inc 16.2 2,242
LIFE Life Technologies Corp 16.2 4,858
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line Inc 16.1 952
VRSN Verisign Inc 16.1 3,869
HLTH HLTH Corp 16.0 2,171
NTES Netease.com Inc 15.8 2,528
OTEX Open Text Corp 15.7 1,838
SNDA Shanda Interactive 15.3 2,193
CPNO Copano Energy LLC 15.0 914
UTHR United Therapeutics Corp 15.0 1,627
PETM Petsmart Inc 14.9 2,488
AUXL Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 14.8 1,407
DNEX Dionex Corp 14.7 879
MICC Millicom International Cellular 14.5 4,939
XLNX Xilinx Inc 14.4 4,860
CHSI Catalyst Health Solutions Inc 14.1 1,047
MVSN Macrovision Corp 14.1 1,469
SLGN Silgan Holdings Inc 14.0 1,941
MATW Matthews International Corp 13.9 1,193
ENER Energy Conversion Devices Inc 13.8 1,238
LMDIA Liberty Media Corp 13.6 9,760
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc 13.5 2,025
AAPL Apple Inc 13.5 86,223
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc 13.4 1,757
HANS Hansen Natural Corp 13.1 3,218
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