The year is now two months old, and below is a look at the 50 Russell 3,000 stocks that have done the best so far in 2013. Three stocks are already up more than 100% year-to-date, and Keryx Biopharma (NASDAQ:KERX) leads the way with a gain of 145.42%. SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) ranks second with a YTD gain of 108.99%, while Netflix (yes, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)) ranks third with a gain of 103.13%. Parkervision (NASDAQ:PRKR) and Furiex Pharma (NASDAQ:FURX) round out the top five with gains above 90%.
Most of this year's big winners are stocks that aren't very well known, but along with Netflix, a few noteworthy names on the list include Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), Zillow (NASDAQ:Z), Trulia (TRLA) and LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD).
We'll check back in at the end of March to see which of these names remain in the top 50 and which have dropped off.