The market is on quite a run right now, and it has pushed 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 above their 50-day moving averages. Below is a list of the 40 stocks in the index that are the farthest above their 50-days as of late Tuesday afternoon. Keep in mind that 10% above the 50-day is pretty high, so the fact that all of the stocks shown below are more than 11.5% above their 50-days is pretty crazy.
As shown below, Advanced Micro (AMD) tops the list at more than 50% above its 50-day! First Solar (FSLR) ranks second at 44.58% above, followed by Regeneron Pharma (REGN), GameStop (GME) and Actavis (ACT). Other notables on the list include Netflix (NFLX), JC Penney (JCP), Biogen (BIIB), Whole Foods (WFM), Coach (COH), Disney (DIS) and Yahoo! (YHOO).
While the S&P 500 is up 15.5% year to date, the average stock in the index is now up 18.07%, meaning an equalweighted index of the 500 names is doing better than the regular cap-weighted index. Below is a list of the 40 best performing S&P 500 stocks year to date. Netflix (NFLX) currently ranks first with a huge gain of 150.98%, followed by Best Buy (BBY), Advanced Micro (AMD), Micron (MU) and Celgene (CELG). Other notables on the list of 2013's big winners include Biogen (BIIB), Hewlett Packard (HPQ), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and even Campbell Soup (CPB).