Best Performing Russell 3,000 Stocks Year to Date

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 |  Includes: ACAS, ADCT, AERG, AKRX, APKT, BEE, BTN, CPE, CROX, CRUS, ENTR, HWK, IDIX, IDT, ISLN, KEI, KRA, LMCA, LVS, MBI, MNK, NBIX, NFLX, NR, NZ, OPEN, PAR, PCYC, PKOH, PPO, PWER, PZZ, RCPI, SOMX, TPCG, TRS, UNCA, UXG, VHC, VIRL, WNC, WPG, ZQK
by: Bespoke Investment Group

The Russell 3,000 makes up about 98% of the US equity market, and below we highlight the stocks in the index that are up the most so far in 2010. These names are all up 100% or more year to date. With a third of the year left, Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) holds onto the top spot with a gain of 265.08%. Somaxon Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:SOMX) ranks second at 253.70%, while Applied Energetics (OTCPK:AERG), IDT Corp (NYSE:IDT), Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT) and Isilon Systems (ISLN) are the rest of the names with YTD gains of more than 200%. The most recognizable name on this list is probably NetFlix (NASDAQ:NFLX), which is currently up 150.32% in 2010. A few other noteworthy stocks on the list of big winners include Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX), 3PAR (NYSE:PAR), MBIA (NYSE:MBI), OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN), and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS). It will be interesting to see how much this list changes by the end of the year.

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