Since the Russell 3000 made a bull market closing high on May 2nd, the average stock in the index has declined 18.10%. While most stocks are down, there have been some bright spots. Believe it or not, nearly 13% of stocks in the index have risen since May 2nd, and some have been big winners.
In the table below, we highlight the 25 best performing Russell 3000 stocks since 5/2. Each of these names have gained at least 40%, which is a great return for any four-month period, let alone a four-month period where the Russell 3000 has declined by 14%. While most of the names on the list are low priced stocks, there are a fair amount of high priced stocks as well. Perhaps the biggest standout is Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR), which is currently trading in the triple digits and is up 63% since May 2nd.
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