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.

NameTickerIndustryTotal Ret YTDTotal Ret Annlzd 5 Yr
Exelixis IncEXELBiotechnology291.6711.86
Netflix IncNFLXPay TV125.6743.69
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals IncLXRXBiotechnology89.53.53
AMN Healthcare Services IncAHSMedical Care75.149.8
Momenta Pharmaceuticals IncMNTADrug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic66.034.75
Amazon.com IncAMZNSpecialty Retail61.3632.02
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International IncVRXDrug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic58.7958.65
Icon PLCICLRDiagnostics & Research54.8328.16
Incyte CorpINCYBiotechnology48.3955.77
Hospira IncHSPDrug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic46.6812
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp ADRNTTTelecom Services46.0214.01
Paycom Software IncPAYCSoftware – Application45.08
Hologic IncHOLXMedical Instruments & Supplies44.822.46
T-Mobile US IncTMUSTelecom Services44.6221.27
Martin Marietta Materials IncMLMBuilding Materials43.8917.81
NTT DoCoMo Inc ADRDCMTelecom Services43.117.44
Biomarin Pharmaceutical IncBMRNBiotechnology41.744.66
Electronic Arts IncEAElectronic Gaming & Multimedia41.134.15
Ctrip.com International Ltd ADRCTRPLodging40.849.96

 

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