As we enter the second half of 2012, below is a list of the best performing stocks in the Russell 3,000 so far this year. The average stock in the entire index is currently up 11.87% year to date. The 44 stocks below are all up more than 100% in 2012.
As shown, Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) is up the most of any stock with a YTD gain of 506.56%. Two other stocks are up more than 400% -- BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) and Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA). A few other notables on the list of 2012's biggest winners include US Airways (LCC), 3D Systems (DDD) and Hovnanian (HOV), but most stocks on the list are likely unknown to the bulk of investors. Have a look through the names over the weekend if you have a chance.