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As the quarter draws to a close, I thought it would be useful to look at this quarter's best performing stocks from the Russell 1000.

Ticker Company Total Return QTD EV / EBITDA Op ROIC P/E
NSM NATL SEMICONDUCT 71.55 10.57 27.31 18.80
LVLT LEVEL 3 COMM INC 55.10 12.45 -1.72
BIIB BIOGEN IDEC INC 42.44 12.78 23.45 22.22
SUG SOUTHERN UNION 39.08 12.70 7.60 21.34
VRUS PHARMASSET INC 35.95 -77.54
HLF HERBALIFE LTD 35.55 12.92 54.27 21.70
GMCR GREEN MOUNTAIN 31.47 45.35 15.22 88.19
HANS HANSEN NATURAL 31.35 16.27 55.17 31.63
ULTA ULTA SALON COSME 31.25 18.92 32.10 49.31
TPX TEMPUR-PEDIC INT 29.75 15.58 46.49 27.50
DDS DILLARDS INC-A 28.74 5.71 9.74 15.77
CPA COPA HOLDIN-CL A 27.89 11.09 14.55 11.64
TIN TEMPLE-INLAND 26.90 9.59 8.25 16.07
RAH RALCORP HLDGS 26.57 9.57 8.43 16.71
VSEA VARIAN SEMI EQUI 26.03 13.45 30.73 18.01
PII POLARIS INDS 25.42 11.11 49.24 22.08
CRS CARPENTER TECH 24.83 18.53 1.40 43.28
TIF TIFFANY & CO 24.81 12.95 22.80 25.04
DSW DSW INC-CL A 23.80 8.10 29.86 19.70
EXPE EXPEDIA INC 23.40 8.05 17.58 19.06
FL FOOT LOCKER INC 22.17 7.04 15.13 18.04
FOSL FOSSIL INC 21.77 15.35 33.54 28.33
FRX FOREST LABS INC 21.67 5.47 26.57 8.52
SBH SALLY BEAUTY HOL 21.41 10.53 30.47 18.45
CEG CONSTELLAT ENER 21.12 8.67 5.70 18.71

With an average quarter to date return of over 30%, you'd certainly be up a pretty penny if you had invested in these companies at the start of the quarter. But that performance is in the past, and in the present, the stocks look awfully expensive, with an average EV/EBITDA of over 13 and average P/E over 25. So the real question is- is there any upside left from here?

The answer, as always with investing, is it depends what company you're looking at.

For example, Dillards (DDS) looks enticing at today's prices. Same store sales are rising and the company just completed a huge share repurchase plan, retiring over 25% of shares outstanding. Trading at a discount to its peers at just 5.7x EV/EBITDA, the company looks attractive despite an almost 30% run in the past quarter and more than doubling over the past year.

Forest Labs (FRX) also looks enticing. The company has a potential blockbuster in its pipeline in Daliresp and just initiated another big buyback program. There's also a nice little catalyst here, as famed investor Carl Icahn recently initiated a position and could push the company to increase shareholder returns or put itself up for sale.

In contrast, Fossil (FOSL) may be a bit ahead of itself at these prices. Its CEO unloaded a huge block of shares at prices well below today's price, and the company is trading for a hefty premium to its faster growing peers.

While investors today are unlikely to realize the same sort of returns going forward as they did in the past quarter, they could find a lot of value in some of these stocks even after the big run up.

Source: Looking for Value in Quarter's Biggest Winners