With the current rally now at five months and ticking, there are a number of stocks that have really taken off, and they continue to gain momentum. In the last bull market from '02-'07, many new momentum names emerged from the prior bear -- TASR, ISRG, GOOG, TZOO, NTRI, BOOM, HANS, etc. Now some new stars are being born, and if the market continues its run for another few months, these names will be even more present on trader's screens. The fact that 332 stocks in the Russell 3,000 are up more than 100% year to date (more than 10% of the index) shows just how strong this rally has been. Investors lucky enough to own any of these 332 stocks have at least doubled their money in seven months. Below we highlight the top 40 performing stocks in the index year to date. Every single one is up more than 400% already! Talk about winners.
As we mentioned earlier, DDRX is up the most with a gain of 6,738.89%. DDRX is followed by VNDA (2,954%), ATSG (1,783%), DTG (1,486%), and CAR (1,161%). The top five have all gone up tenfold. That's called a Ten Bagger.