2015 has been a tough market for most stocks but there are some that have done well.  Two stocks (Exelixis and Netflix) are up over 100% this year.  The following is a list of the top returns for 2015 with their industry, year to date total return and the 5 year annualized total return.Top 20 Performing Stocks of 2015Returns as of the close 8/27/2015.  All returns are in US dollars.

Name Ticker Industry Total Ret YTD Total Ret Annlzd 5 Yr
Exelixis Inc EXEL Biotechnology 291.67 11.86
Netflix Inc NFLX Pay TV 125.67 43.69
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc LXRX Biotechnology 89.5 3.53
AMN Healthcare Services Inc AHS Medical Care 75.1 49.8
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc MNTA Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic 66.03 4.75
Amazon.com Inc AMZN Specialty Retail 61.36 32.02
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic 58.79 58.65
Icon PLC ICLR Diagnostics & Research 54.83 28.16
Incyte Corp INCY Biotechnology 48.39 55.77
Hospira Inc HSP Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic 46.68 12
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp ADR NTT Telecom Services 46.02 14.01
Paycom Software Inc PAYC Software – Application 45.08
Hologic Inc HOLX Medical Instruments & Supplies 44.8 22.46
T-Mobile US Inc TMUS Telecom Services 44.62 21.27
Martin Marietta Materials Inc MLM Building Materials 43.89 17.81
NTT DoCoMo Inc ADR DCM Telecom Services 43.11 7.44
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN Biotechnology 41.7 44.66
Electronic Arts Inc EA Electronic Gaming & Multimedia 41.1 34.15
Ctrip.com International Ltd ADR CTRP Lodging 40.84 9.96

 

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