Best Performing S&P 1500 Stocks Year To Date

The average stock in the S&P 1500 (which is a combination of large-caps, mid-caps, and small-caps) is up 25% year-to-date. As shown below, Energy sector stocks are up nearly twice that at 47.1%, while Consumer Discretionary and Materials rank 2nd and 3rd. The two defensive sectors — Consumer Staples and Utilities — are up the least, but they’re still up more than 13% on average. While Technology has had a good run over the last three months, it's the third-worst performing sector year-to-date when looking at average stock performance.

There are currently 40 stocks in the S&P 1500 that are up more than 100% in 2021. Below is a list of these 40 stocks. As shown, GameStop (GME) remains on top by more than double any other name with a YTD gain of 753%. The stock is down 2.2% over the last three months, however. There are two more stocks up more than 300% YTD — Apollo Medical (AMEH) and Veritiv (VRTV). Another six are up more than 200% — Chico’s (CHS), Moderna (MRNA), Joint Corp (JYNT), TimkenSteel (TMST), CONSOL Energy (CEIX), and SM Energy (SM).

Other notables on the list of this year’s biggest winners so far include 3D Systems (DDD), Nucor (NUE), Avis Budget (CAR), Crocs (CROX), and Fortinet (FTNT). Moderna (MRNA) is easily the stock with the biggest market cap at nearly $158 billion.

Over the last three months, there are 41 stocks in the S&P 1500 that have gained more than 40%. Moderna (MRNA) ranks first with a 3-month gain of 156%, while Apollo Medical (AMEH) is hot on its heels at (STMP) ranks third, followed by Joint Corp (JYNT) and Veritiv (VRTV). Other notables on the list of 3-month winners include Livent (LTHM), Fortinet (FTNT), Enphase Energy (ENPH), Dexcom (DXCM), AMD, Albemarle (ALB), NVIDIA (NVDA), Generac (GNRC), and ResMed (RMD).  

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