Currently, 17.5% of the stocks in the Russell 3,000 are up year to date, while the average stock in the index is down 13.67%. Below we highlight the 25 best and worst performing stocks in the index since the start of the year. As shown, ENCY is up the most at 171%, but it's a $2 stock. ENCY is followed up by CSK Auto Corp (CAO), Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) and Stillwater Mining (SWC).
On the downside, Fremont General (FMT) takes the cake -- down 91% year to date. Not far behind are RHD (-85%), SCA (-83.5%), MGI (-83.2%) and NSTR (-82.8%).