The average stock in the Russell 1,000 is down 4.66% in 2020.  Roughly two-thirds of the index is still in the red for the year, while one-third of index members are in the green.  Below is a list of the best performing stocks in the index as of mid-day (on 7/6/20).  Fastly (FSLY) is up the most with a YTD gain of 303% followed by Zoom Video (ZM) at +284.7% and Livongo Health (LVGO) at +221.4%.  Tesla (TSLA) ranks 4th with a gain of 210%, while Quidel (QDEL) rounds out the top five with a gain of 207%.  Other notables on the list of 2020’s biggest winners include DocuSign (DOCU), Teladoc (TDOC), Etsy (ETSY), Wayfair (W), Square (SQ), Beyond Meat (BYND), Peloton (PTON), and Spotify (SPOT).  This is a who’s who of companies that have managed to thrive through global COVID-19 concerns.

There are 39 stocks in the Russell 1,000 that are still down 50% or more year-to-date.  The list of 2020’s biggest losers is led by two cruise lines — Norwegian (NCLH) and Carnival (CCL).  Whereas the list of the year’s biggest winners is led by stocks that thrive in an environment that doesn’t require physical movement, travel, and/or leisure, the list of 2020’s biggest losers is littered with stocks most impacted by a halt of the “movement” economy.  Other notables on the list of stocks down 50%+ year to date include Royal Caribbean (RCL), Nordstrom (JWN), United Airlines (UAL), Kohl’s (KSS), American Airlines (AAL), Six Flags (SIX), and Delta (DAL).  Wells Fargo (WFC) is one of the few Financial stocks on the list with a YTD decline of 51%.  Click here to view Bespoke’s premium membership options for our best research available.

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