Below is a list of the best performing Russell 1,000 stocks in the month of February. All of the stocks listed were up more than 20% during the month. As shown, Groupon (GRPN) led the way higher with a gain of 75.74%! After being beaten down for months and months and months, the stock has finally caught a bid in 2016. How long it lasts, who knows? Behind GRPN is Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) with a gain of 65.87%, Royal Gold (RGLD) at +55.66%, and Fossil Group (FOSL) at +43.9%. Other notables on the list of big winners in February include retailers Michael Kors (KORS) and JC Penney (JCP), 3D Systems (DDD), US Steel (X), Alcoa (AA), Wynn (WYNN) and FireEye (FEYE). It was a bounce-back month for the stocks that had previously been hit the hardest.
We covered the winners above, now on to the losers. The stocks below fell 20% or more in February. California Resources (CRC) fell the most at -60.69%, followed by EP Energy (EPE), SolarCity (SCTY), Whiting Petroleum (WLL) and Tableau Software (DATA). LinkedIn (LNKD) was the sixth-worst performer in February with a drop of 40.8%.