Yesterday we published a list of 2016’s biggest winners in the Russell 3,000 thus far. Below we look at things a bit differently by highlighting the Russell 3,000 stocks that have seen the biggest increases in market cap so far in 2016. Of course, this list will be dominated by largecap stocks, but it’s an interesting data set nonetheless.
As shown, Facebook (FB) has added the most market cap in 2016 by far at +$62.23 billion. Amazon.com (AMZN) ranks second at +$45.15 billion. Numbers three and four may be a bit surprising since they’re not your typical growth stock, but Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has added the third most market cap at +$42.70 billion, and then Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B) has added the fourth most at +$41.97 billion. AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Wal-Mart (WMT) and Merck (MRK) rank fifth through eighth. The two smallest stocks on the list are NVIDIA (NVDA) and Newmont Mining (NEM). NVDA has added $15.93 billion in market cap with a YTD price gain of 91.31%. NEM has added $13.46 billion in market cap with a YTD price gain of 140.7%.