As we quickly approach the halfway point of 2011, below is a list of the 50 best performing stocks in the Russell 3,000 year to date. Technology stocks typically dominate this list, but at this point in the year, only one Technology stock ranks in the top ten (TeleNav in 10th place). Three Health Care stocks sit at the top of the list. Ampio Pharmaceuticals (AMPE) is currently the best performing Russell 3,000 stock year to date with a gain of 227%. Biolase Technology (BLTI) ranks second with a gain of 201.37%, followed by Oncothyreon (ONTY) at 182.70%. Global Crossing (GLBC) -- a Telecom company -- is the 4th best performing stock year to date with a gain of 174.54%, while Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) ranks fifth with a gain of 158.67%. Other notables on the list of 2011 winners include Weight Watchers (WTW), MicroStrategy (MSTR), Select Comfort (SCSS), National Semiconductor (NSM), and Timberland (TBL).
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