In the tables below we highlight this year's best and worst performing Russell 3000 stocks. There are currently 13 stocks that have risen more than 150%, led by Wabash National (WNC) with a gain of 344% and IDT which has rallied 289%. IDT is an interesting story as the company's main line of business is in Telecom Services, but the stock has rallied due to the company's involvement in oil shale.
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On the downside, there are currently 27 stocks in the Russell 3000 that are down more than 50% led by First BanCorp/Puerto Rico (FBP). While the worst performing stock is in the Financial Sector, Health Care is the sector with the most 'losers'. Of the 27 stocks in the list, one third (9) are from the Health Care sector.