As of 2 PM today, the average stock in the S&P 500 is up 16.94% so far in 2013. And nearly all stocks in the index are up on the year. Of the 500 members, 453 of them are in the green this year, while just 47 are in the red.
Micron (NASDAQ:MU) ranks third with a YTD gain of 99.13%, followed by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) at 73.33% and First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) at 72.35%. Avon (NYSE:AVP), AMD (NASDAQ:AMD), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) round out the top ten.
One stock that's clearly not on the list of 2013's best performing stocks is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple is actually down 16.98% YTD, ranking it as the 7th WORST stock in the index on the year.